Saturday, July 17, 2010

My Switch Is Flipped To "ON"

Do you ever get that creativity/hippity hop/can't stop/I want to do it all thing going on?  If you're one of my many talented bloggy friends, I know you know exactly what I'm talking about.  My summer switch has been flipped to "on" and I can't stop.... nor do I want to.  So much to do and so little time.  I hope you don't mind me sharing all the little things I've got going on.  My favorite part of blogging is visiting other bloggers and sharing in their creative quests.  It helps keep me inspired!  The following is my current project line-up....

The hooked piece I started in Maine continues with the four cut wool, which is very tiny.... but... love the detail I get with the itsy bitsy pulled loops.  A view of the front door on our rock house.
About a month ago I took a class on needle felting from Vickie (her work is FABULOUS) with my super talented bestest bud and collage artist, Katie (her work is also FABULOUS).  This is just a little experiment.  I'm hooking and felting....  a small mat that I'm making up as I go.
If you've followed my blog for very long at all, you know I'm also a knitter.  Knitting is the thing to have on hand when I can't be at my rug frame hooking.  Hands that can't stay still issue.  The following are my knitted sock (Patience is needed because this can really drive a person crazy using four #1 needles), and I'm loving knitting simple cotton dish clothes.... great to have on hand for quick gifts, and an easy knit, especially when I get the "sock headache".

I've enrolled in an ongoing drawing class to help me with my rug designs.  I love to draw, but really need to hone my skills.  Now it's not much, but it's my first eye.  It took me two classes to draw one eye (I think it may be awhile until I'm doing portraits.....)
This last shot has nothing to do with the subject matter of this post, but I just had to share.  We've had three young Cooper's Hawks soaring and whistling around our yard for some days now.  If hawks can be considered cute (and I believe they can) these fellas are just the sweetest things to watch.  They leap and play and seem so joyful just being alive!  Yesterday, all three were sitting on the garden bench together (let me tell ya, they may still be babies, but these guys are huge!).  I grabbed my camera, but one of them jumped to the top of the bench.  This isn't the greatest shot because I was far away, and in the house.  But if you look closely, you can see the one on top of the bench and the other two on the seat.  I love summer!  Have a beautiful day....
xo
One more thing.... I will be back with more shots from Nova Scotia....eventually.... with a heat index in the 100's, I'm wistfully dreaming of the  breezy Bay of Fundy and the cool climate and roaring waves along the Nova Scotia coastline.

12 comments:

Queenplinker said...

I love all you have going, but the stone house rug really touches me. My great grandfather built his raised mortar and stone house 1918..still standing! They hold such a special appeal to me. Yours is beautiful!

Have a great evening, Lynea

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I love it when your switch is turned on ~ and I so know the feeling. Mine has been with the KC Willis class! We must get together soon (before next Thurs.) and share. Maybe we could over a cupcake or glass of wine. XO~Katie

Mary said...

It's all gorgeous! That first one of the front of your house is so beautiful.

TamboinMO said...

Dulcy,
I love it when your switch is ON! Can't wait to see the progression of ALL of your projects. As for me, my LIQUIDATION switch is ON....once I get rid of more STUFF I hope my creative switch comes back ON!

Jennifer Richardson said...

"On" looks beautiful on you! I love all the fruit growing on your vines this summer:)
-Jennifer

summersundays-jw said...

Wish my switch would turn on. I find myself suffering from the "dog days" a little early. I'm thinking I need to be around you & Katie more. I love, love, love what you're doing with the felting & hooking. can't wait to see it done. Stay cool! Jan

Orange Sink said...

Dulcy,
Thank-you for sharing all your projects as it keeps us all inspired too! From the fabulous eye drawing to the knitting.....those socks are so great...to your rug hooking the front door of your house! Thank-you too for your sweetest of words on my latest rug! It's been the greatest of pleasures to be able to share a bit of my own creative energies with all my blogging friends! I need to branch out into something else besides rug hooking too! I'll get to work on that! LOL

Hugs,
Cathy g

Sweet Repose said...

If only us artists could get one more day a week that nobody else gets...we'd still be needing more days, know what I mean!!!Ha!

I wish Scratchy would accept a cat, but she is totally terrier or is that terrorist...I couldn't do that to the wee creature, she's hard enough on mice and bunnies...HEATHEN!!!

sharon

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Dulcy honey you just absolutely amaze me. Your drooling over in talent and I am in awe.
I am working on your story as I write this. Just having trouble with your pictures you sent. They are not opening. I sent you another email from my personal account on yahoo.
Will be back to look at this post again.
Love
Maggie

Tony Latham - totally-hooked.blogspot.com said...

hey Dulcy,
thanks for the great comments...
we are loving every minute we are in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. I grew up here and I long for the ocean especially in the summer...
I hope you had a grand time in exploring our wonderful ocean playground...
keep on creating....it is very inspiring...
Tony

JoJo said...

Wow, Dulcy, the pictures of those hawks are spectacular!! And the one from Maine?? Oh, I'm so jealous. Heading there ourselves sometime this fall. Getting excited.

coinguyslady said...

I love what you are doing with the felting and your door rug is looking great.