Tuesday, 16 June 2009

stockpiles and knitting

i'm always getting sidetracked. i will go into a room to do something and then i'll get caught up doing something else instead. today, i went into the studio to look for something....and i ended up sifting through some of my wooden items awaiting a lick of paint.

this is only a part of my stock-pile click on any image to enlarge

that wooden hut, on the right side of the pic, has shelves inside loaded with wood pieces and i have another cupboard in the studio that is loaded too. it looks untidy because i had pulled things off shelves onto the floor so i could get a good look at what i had. i keep saying that i'm going to make a dent in them there piles but i never do.....until today!

this tray will be my first victim
you can see it's still pretty dusty in the pic which was taken after i'd already given it a good dusting down with a stiff, coarse brush. i haven't even decided about what design i'm going to paint on it yet....maybe a sea theme, animals, birds, flowers, or something mystical.....but by placing it on my painting desk, there will be no excuses this time.

i did some more knitting today too which prompted this quick pen sketch in my A5 sketchbook. i've decided i would like to attempt a quick sketch on something i've done, or experienced, each day as a way of keeping myself art-motivated. not sure if i'll be able to post a sketch each day or that i'll even keep it going but we'll see.

A happy Tuesday to you all

love, light and peace

19 comments:

  1. Hi Mum,

    I just read your post and I enjoyed it! You've got heaps of wood pieces, I can't wait to see what you do with it all!

    Love Brad!
    xoxox

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  2. I think a lot of us are in the same position, all those projects to do.
    Love the sketch recording your joy of knitting

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  3. What a neat knitting sketch! Love it!!!!! I can't believe the stock pile of "things to paint" you have!!! WOWZERS!!! Good luck doing your tray...can't wait to see it!!!

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  4. Can't wait to see what you do with the tray! I love how you sketch a part of your day, that's an awesome idea!
    Your sketch is perfect Serena!
    Darla

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  5. Love your sketch wish I could sketch that good! Look forward to seeing your new painted items (;

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  6. WOW...that is quite a stock pile... I think back to the Denise Lim book about clearing out clutter...perhaps it's time :)

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  7. attempting a sketch of something you have done in the day is a great idea :D I love that the sketches could range from the mundane to the exciting. What you do post will be an interesting insight into your life :)

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  8. Love the "quick sketch!" Unfortunately "the quick sketch" is something I haven't yet mastered.

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  9. love all your wood waiting for paint. I also love the tray. It would look so pretty with some butterflies and flowers. Of course, a sea scape is always great as I love the sea.

    PS, love the way you have your little wooden people models looking at the tray. :)

    I hope you are well.
    Becky

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  10. sidetracked...my stay of mind :) Love that wooden pile! A lot og gorgeous things will come out of it I am sure!

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  11. Can't wait to see what you do with the tray. A sea theme would be nice.

    Great sketch :)

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  12. Fun to see what you are up to. Love the idea you will hopefully be posting a sketch...every day..I can hope can't I...and the tray, will be looking forward to what you do with it.

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  13. I appreciate the encouragement...thanks, everyone ~ :)

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  14. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who has a stash of items to paint! I do the same thing but my pile isn't as big as yours....and I seldom ever do anything with mine!

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  15. Ahhh! The stockpiling for the creative outlets--can relate--ROFL!! I'm sure you will think of something delightful for the tray. :)

    I keep running across people talking about knitting. I haven't knit for many years, either--makes me want to try a blanket of squares, myself. Have fun! :)

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  16. Janet, I'm glad I'm not the only one..lol :)

    Rita, I'm sure you would enjoy knitting again. I'm so glad I picked up the sticks after so long....it's quite relaxing.

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  17. Serena,

    I would love to be there to help you go through your stockpile.:)
    I get a Brain Rush just looking at the photo! LOL

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  18. I just love it when I find other people like me... go into a room for something... totally get sidetracked and by the time I go back to where I was....sometimes hours later... wonder why I didn't go get the "thing" whatever it was, and get back to doing what I was supposed to be doing with the "thing" I went for in the first place... ! hahhahah....

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