Some awesome folks 2

I bitch a lot about the arts.  I’ve cultivated a fine contempt for most of what I see treacling across my RSS.  However, there are some people who do not make my choke on my own vomitus.  I figure, since I am clearly way too occupied sorting our things away at the new place, I should fill this space with some of them. Though Nicole is second I’ll mention, she was actually the first fiber/stitching artist I found that made me happy instead of raging.  I still had Craftzine’s blog…

All my energy and brains have been occupied

What with moving and now trying to make this place a home instead of just a place we live (it involves curtains! and pegboard accessories!) I’ve been terrible and just letting the Twitter hold this space.  My stitching lately has been of little to no note, just mindless doodle-crap that isn’t worth scanning.  However, I did do this for an awesome co-worker’s birthday: I have been equally awful in commenting and noting that I am somehow keeping up with everybody’s ups and downs lately.  Part of my bleh is that…

Some awesome folks: 1

I bitch a lot about the arts.  I’ve cultivated a fine contempt for most of what I see treacling across my RSS.  However, there are some people who do not make my choke on my own vomitus.  I figure, since I am clearly way too occupied sorting our things away at the new place, I should fill this space with some of them. First is Chelsea, who’s posted bits of her thesis on her blog, PlainMade.  I think I actually pumped my fist in the air when I read this…

It was a reflexive thing I had to fully realise was happening

A long, long time ago I used to be a painter. It was what I did. I had a mural background and everything. And I discovered sculpting and printmaking and there was a nice time where all those traditional things were meshed nicely and whatever. I grew out of it, because seriously? Committing to one media? As if. Nonetheless, some things stick. So, even though modern tradition in embroidery calls for a (beautiful, tasty, delectable) rainbow of colours as a palette, I still have the mentality of mixing one’s colour…