Friday, January 8, 2010

Project ONE: Crochet Scarf

Lately I have been working on a series of scarves. In my family, crocheting has been handed down from my Gama Duffy, to my Mom, and then to me. I've never been the best crochet-er because I tend to start with the basics that have been explained to me, and then branch off in every direction on my own. Most of the time, I have mediocre success, and occasional extraordinary success. My grandma and my mom had/have made multitudes of afghan blankets for my sister and me, but I, on the other hand, stick to oddly shaped scarves. Perhaps it's my lack of persistence, or lack of patience, or lack of overall commitment to a whole blanket, but crocheting scarves, I find, allows me the freedom I prefer to explore shapes and patterns and approaches, with a fairly quick result. While I have crocheted about three scarves this past week, this one pictured is my current endeavor. It has a seashell pattern, and it's exciting because it puffs out and twists. I'm unsure of how to add to it, or embellish, or just plain continue.

Suggestions: Ideas? Great places to find cool yarn and not break the piggy bank? Patterns that you like?

Blogger Virgin

Today I decided to head a project to help develop my skills as an artist, expand my knowledge and extend my creative arms outside of the box they've been tethered inside for too long. This project will consist of (me) creating a piece of art (or attempt of "art") from start to finish each day. Due to some temporary restrictions of chemical uses, I am mostly interested in exploring alternative forms of art that I can easily create in the space of my home, at little to no cost. Some areas I have dabbled in, some I have never tried before.

So here we go. I have created a blog, for my very first time, in hopes to 1. keep myself on track, 2. receive great advice or ideas from anyone interested in participating, and 3. to create an open dialogue about the various forms in which we can use to create.

Enjoy... and wish me luck!