Friday, August 28, 2015
A change of pace. Crochet Art? This week for PPF.
A Crowded Street, Watercolor and pen
ACEO, Sold on DPW
OLD PAINT. That's the only painting I did this week. I have so many in my current stash FOR SALE, that I decided to shift gears for awhile. I may paint a few loose watercolors now and then, with pen and ink, mostly ACEO size. I seriously have 500+ paintings in my virtual stores. So, what to do with all my time if I don't paint? I am retired and must keep busy to stay sane. Too much TV rots the brain.
HOOKING. I decided to bring out my crochet hooks and get some yarn so I could make presents for Christmas gift giving. This week I made 5 hats, 2 neck scarves, a market bag, a doggie snood, and 4 large granny squares for an afghan. I have lots of free time, and like I do with painting, I am very fast.
IS IT ART? Then while searching for free patterns on the internet, I found Freeform Crochet. It's like painting with yarn. No pattern, well almost no pattern. There are things called "scrumbles" that you can make and there are basic instructions for those. You can sew them together and make things out of them, or perhaps just create "ART" for the wall.
YARN. My daughter scored 3 huge bags of yarn for me, every kind and color imaginable, so now I am set for awhile. I will post some of the things I have made so far, and this blog will have both fiber art and painting for awhile.
My beginning granny square afghan, and my little applehead chihuahua, Lily.
Hat for Robin and Snood for her doggie.
Crochet bag for carrying fruit at the market.
very heavy yarn, but quick crochet hat.
This one needs a fancy doodad scrumble.
Gina's Christmas Slouchy Hat. She claimed this one.
A grey slouchy hat with a freeform crochet flower.
Black and White hat with freeform crochet abstract design.
This was a present for Pat, our hairdresser at the Salon.
Me and my Little Girl, at the Hairdresser's, getting new hairdos.
If I keep on making these hats, etc., I may have to open another store on Ebay.
Next week, scrumbles and slippers?