I'm painting. *^v^*
That's a very weird but pleasant feeling. ^^ I try not to judge every line and splash of paint I place on the canvas, just go with the flow and add more and more colours and textures. I am about half way down and I'll show you the final result as well as the in between stages soon.
It's a birthday present for my best friend Anna (her birthday is on Sunday), and I have some patterns to add, some words, and a coat of varnish. Keep your fingers crossed because varnish is the stage I'm unsure of, I've never ever used it!... I bought an acrylic varnish but I'm using acrylic paints plus watercolour crayons and glued scraps in my painting, so I did some tests on those other media and it seemed to work fine. But you know, I'm a bit worried about putting it on my finished painting, I'd be most unhappy if the varnish destroyed several days of my work.
It's good I have this blog and all of you who can listen to my worries!... *^v^*
I also bought another plastic container because it seems my art supplies are multiplying. ^^ The bigger one is for all the paints (watercolours, acrylics, temperas, oils and others), the smaller one for the crayons/pastels/pencils and office supplies.
And, Coral-seas, thank you for your advice on a journal! *^v^* I was also thinking about buying paper for watercolours and binding it into a form of a book. Shannon, it's true that sometimes it's better to hold our judgment if it's not encouraging/constructive. From early childhood up till now I get comments from my mom on everything I create in a form of "Nice." said in an uninterested tone of voice, well...
And, and!... I won something! *^v^*
I bought the canvas and some paints online last week and the shop awarded 10 buyers with a set 12 Van Gogh watercolours by Talens and a paper pad for watercolours, me being one of those 10 happy campers! *^v^*
I was planning to buy some proper watercolours but now I can try those out for free, tralla la la! *^v^*
Okay, because it's still a knitting blog after all, here is some knitting content! *^v^*
Here is the beginning of the first clue of Secret of Chrysopolis Stole:
Here are the Zebra socks I finished last week:
And the yarn I bought yesterday:
It's a Czech yarn, 100% soft wool. At first I wanted to use it for the Starsky cardigan. But then I had doubts about this pattern in this colour and in my mind I saw that coral wool turned into some chunky cables. So, I'm knitting something similar to Starsky, but with cables! ^^ More to come.