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:

Bradley Eaton said...

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

Jane said...

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

Julie said...

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!!!

Art by Darla Kay said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Caroline said...

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

Jennifer Rose said...

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 :)

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

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

peppylady (Dora) said...

So do I

Becky said...

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

HElen said...

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

Michelle Eaton said...

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

Great sketch :)

sandy said...

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.

Serena Lewis said...

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

Janet said...

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!

Rita said...

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! :)

Serena Lewis said...

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.

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

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

BumbleVee said...

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....