Wednesday, 16 February 2011
Grannies, Tulips & Butterflies
I'll admit that granny was having a bit of a snooze (no progress for more than a week!!), but as soon as I re-started, I was - as they say - hooked all over again. ;)
It's currently 41 stripes long (82 rows! Golly gosh), and only something like 19 stripes to go before it's border time! Oooh, it makes me soooo happy happy happy :D
Tulips are without doubt one of my favourite flowers. These turned up on Valentines Day, during our anti-anti-valentines/embrace-your-singledom celebrations. I expect that they'll show up in a few doodles later when I get round to scribbling down some ideas.
The trouble is that there are just so many ideas fluttering around my brain like little butterflies at the moment. That's how my art teacher used to describe my thinking: "a butterfly mind".
It's not a terrible thing in and of itself. If anything, it makes me happy because at my lowest points my imagination disappeared completely and that was a terrifying thing to feel. But having so many thoughts; images; colours; strands of sound at one time, it becomes exactly like trying to catch a cloud of butterflies: they don't want to be stuck down and tamed.
I hope it doesn't sound like I'm complaining though. I try to embrace these periods - they make me feel well again :)