Capturing

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Light in the stairway, from above, morning light piercing through from the roof window, and stretching shadows to incredible lengths.

I think that being an artist of any kind is nothing more than capturing an inspiring moment and freezing it.  Objects & angles.  This stairway is one of my favorite places in our house. It is very bright and ascends into rooms, one of which is the creative space I call my loft.

Yesterday I was manic and coming up with big plans to design a shaped ‘plus’ size range of the original Pin-Striped Sweater Tee, and after charting, drawing, messaging with kind knitters wanting to partake in my design experiment, setting up a virtual knitting room for it, and then at the end of the day, after nearly collapsing into a state of ‘what have I done?’…. I was very unhappy.  So strange, that in order to please others, I was making myself unhappy.

Just last week I was pacing myself, immensely looking forward to two big accomplishments to get behind me ~  and that was to submit the Pin-Striped Sweater Tee  pattern, which was the culmination of which I had spent all of spring knitting four of,  and also the  Dicey Bonnet  pattern, which is my dear pet project.  But last night I realized I was not relishing my accomplishment , but getting myself into a pile of more work, and so I cancelled the plus-sizes tee project.

I need to spend some time celebrating, as I finished all I set out to do! Unwinding now, I am going back to knitting hats & socks for a while. Perhaps I will  sit on the steps of this blithe stairway and just capture some happiness today.

12 thoughts on “Capturing

  1. It takes courage and strength to be “here and now,” sista! I’m glad you clear the head and savor every bit of your recent success and accomplishment. Inspiration is all around us, every minute of the day. Take note.of ’em and when the time is right, they will find ways to your to-do list once again. Sending you love and hugs 😀

  2. Never let the have to’s take over your creativity and art. You are smart to step back and savor the moment. Some one always want something more and sometimes you just have to be smart enough to say no or maybe later.
    Enjoy your stitches and be true to yourself ; )

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