Category Something Real

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False Sense

For years growing up I would visualize putting myself or my feelings behind an iron shell and protecting myself from the outside world and the pain that comes with it. I’ve since realized that this false sense of protection did more harm than good. I learned that you can’t close out the world and live without pain, it’s impossible. This imaginary box wasn’t really protecting me from anything, just creating a barrier between myself and life.

Landscape {with deer}

I decided to do a landscape today – I usually make them on the back of place-mats in restaurants. I don’t know why I think that the back of place-mats are good places to draw a landscape, but I always seem to. Anyway, here’s my non-place-mat landscape with deer (instead of horses).

Avatar and Doilies

I decided to list some new stuff on my etsy shop yesterday- mostly the new scarf styles that I took pictures of.  I also have some doily like things that I’m thinking of posting but I’m not sure – so I thought I’d put some of the pictures up and see what you thought.
Also, we went (and waited for 4 hours) to see Avatar last night! It was an incredibly well done movie – and I don’t mean just the effects – the message/metaphors in it were simply beautiful and powerful. There were multiple themes throughout but it wasn’t confusing or hard to follow. James Cameron really did a fantastic job with Avatar, it was even better than Titanic and well worth the 4 hour wait for IMAX. To pass the time we took pictures in the theater, so I thought I’d post some of those too.
Not sure if I should post the doilies or not – but if you haven’t seen Avatar yet, it’s definitely a must see.

New [scarf] Design

I really like being able to come up with creative ways to make things. If you ask my husband he’ll tell you that my inability or unwillingness to follow a recipe to the letter is annoying but he always loves how my food comes out. When it comes to sewing, I don’t really use patterns (except for hats), I enjoy thinking about how I’d like it to look or make it in my head and try and actually make it work with yarn and hooks. The other day, I was trying to make this hat, and it wasn’t working very well (and I was following directions, thank you) and I had an idea for a scarf….and this is what I came up with.

It’s a Tie Scarf! Because you use the loop to put the circles through as loose or tight as you like, and then they hang down in a pretty little tie form. You can also move it sideways, and it looks kinda like a necklace. I haven’t put it on etsy yet as I’d like to make some more (and I was baking yesterday and forgot to get the measurements of my scarf), but I’ll hopefully get them up this weekend.
I also changed the layout/style of the blog for something new.