I have my excuses! (Don't we all) And though I don't watch much television I have been hooked by the BBCs Winter Watch program. Beavers are back in Britain! And since that started at 8pm in the evening, not much time to get anything done before, and afterwards, well I have slumped onto the sofa by then.
But I have managed to keep up with other people out there and Kit Lang had a good idea. She invited people to recommend blogs she might like to follow.
I am a big fan of hers - last year she made some truly heroic art. And she blogs regularly (puts me to shame) and she works too (my head is hanging).
Have a look at her recommendations and see what you think.
Which I did, and I found Nina-Marie. Now I have only just fond her, and cannot tell you much about her, but it seems that she too has a pesky day job but fits it all in! (Note to self - find out how you can manage on less sleep).
But Nina-Marie also has this wonderful little set of rules, which I have somewhat shamelessly copied:-
- Link up any post from the past week that is creatively driven, WIP, Finish Pieces, Process oriented etc - Art Quilt perferred, any media accepted - great idea, let's share! - I would say go beyond the past week. If you find something out there which inspires, no matter how old, then share.
- Somewhere in your post, please link back to my blog - now I've linked back to hers above, but in case you missed it, here it is again
- Please visit some of the other blogs and leave a comment or two - an encouraging word means a lot to an artist! - how true. If you pop by tell me what you think. My heart sings a little when people leave me a comment. It does mean a lot. That said, if I pop by your blog and don't leave a comment, please don't be offended. Sometimes I just don't have anything witty and meaningful to say and I don't want to just type in something banal.
- Be Inspired! - goodness me. Indeed! Be inspired. I was inspired yesterday by a simple photo of a set of plastic storage bucket things from Fibre Frenzi (who always is rich with colour!)
And I'll leave you with this tantalising photo. For while you might not have had much from me on the art side lately I promise I have been sewing! But for Son No 1 - gentleman's silk shirt anyone?