Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A New Venture?

I was involved in a discussion in a chat room type of thing a few days ago. The topic gradually switched to art. This was a very nice change as some of you who frequent chat rooms can well imagine. To make a potentially long story short, a gentleman was looking for people to draw their interpretations of the constellations. I chose Andromeda, The Chained Maiden.

Lesson 1. Be very specific when you are googling for information.

This is my very rough draft of my concept. As you can see, she is lacking a hand. There is also a weird stain by the leg.
Lesson 2. Make sure coffee is out of reach of cat.

Napoleon was closely supervising the work detail. There is progress. This time yesterday, she did not have a head.
I also spent the better part of the day taking pictures of my foot to help me gain a perspective on proportion. Which brings us to:
Lesson 3. Enlist the help of a photographer for my next picture.


We never discussed any monetary value for this work. If the gentleman likes my work, then cool. If not, then that is OK too. I will call it a practice run to get myself back into my craft. I noticed my pencils were dusty and that saddens me. I need to draw more.

I have also been working on my sock for the SKP International group on Ravelry.

I am really loving this. It appeals to my need for instant gratification. The pattern is already evident and I am looking forward to see how the heel will work with it.

Did anyone watch the premiere of America's Next Top Model? I cannot tell who the possible winner for this cycle will be. I was a bit disappointed with who they sent home. I was routing for another young lady to go home. I won't say who because I do not want to spoil it for anyone. I know there are a lot of people out there who watch television very similar to me, long after the fact.
I'm going to head bed now. I'm not feeling 100%. It must be my body telling me to pay attention and take better care of myself.
So, good night everyone. the week end is almost here.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Where Did It Go?

That was a very quick week end. It was also a chilly one. Just think.....another month and maybe we can start thinking about dressing in less layers. Until that time comes, I will have my woollies to wear.
It was a busy little week end for us. Napoleon tried to accompany the husband to the gym. I think he is a brave little cat to take up residence in there:

I also caved and bought some tapestry needles:

I have some finished projects to show as a result of said purchase:
The Mod Mitts:

And my bordello Sea Wool Socks:

I cannot just walk into a yarn shop and come home with only tapestry needles, so this sort of jumped into my arms as well:

We watched a few movies this week end.One was Sex Drive with Seth Green. The other was The Orphanage, a Spanish horror film.

To go with the films, we shared a bottle of wine:

Today we were off to a late start,well, OK, I was off to a late start. When I was finally sorted, we walked over to the parents for a nice supper.
My sneakers going out for a walk:

We had a very good appetizer of cheddar, cracker, and hot pepper jelly. It's my favourite. Actually, anything with cheese is my favourite.

It was a very chilly walk home. Even our shadows are chilled.

My sneakers finally had a chance to rest and watch the in home version of animal planet.

I don't even want to know what they do when we are not at home.

Happy March everyone. It is time for me to settle down so I can try to sleep before work.