Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Moving Forward

Wow. Once again it has been longer than I would have liked between my last blog post and now. How does that always seem to happen?

We had our Art Open House at my residency this past weekend, so maybe that was it. All the stress of preparing for that.  But because it has finally come and gone, I am excited to share all of my completed art with you all! And some new knit adventures as well.

"Dust" Gouache on Paper, 18x24

Frozen Summer Harvest, Oil on Canvas, 40x50

My giant paper mache tree. I think he's about 4.5 feet. I am so happy that he's finally done :)
Knit wise I finished that tank I was working on. I had to re-start it once and ended up having to do some crochet doctoring. Right now this is my best photo, which was taken at open house by the lady who BOUGHT this painting! (and is also an amazing fellow knitter)

So I started a lacy shawl, from the same pattern collection as the tank. It's with Alpha B sock yarn that Ivy gave me for my birthday last year.

Poseidon's Oyster, playfully called as such because it was started while watching "The Poseidon Adventure" on TV. It's a shop sample Bad Oyster shawl for my LYS.

First bobbin of colored spinning on my wheel. It's taking some getting used to but it's going well. The tension is constantly giving me grief.
And because I haven't done this in a while:
Weekly inspirations:
Probably about half of my knitting group is working on this project right now, but I have yet to jump on the bandwagon. What do you think?
The city of College Station, where the Arts Council is at, does a summer student residency program. Their new artist for this year has some pretty intense work!
I made Beer Butt chicken last week, thanks to Rachael Ray. I may have made too much though, as I am still eating on it this week. I hope it's still good....
Well, I am going to be a busy beaver for awhile. I get to spend all this week working in an antique shop, all next week teaching summer camp and then the end of June traveling home. Will there be time for art making? I sure hope so!



  1. Congratulations on selling that painting! It is a gorgeous piece of work.
    I'm not crazy about the shawl your knit pals are doing. I find the odd-shaped shawls to be hard to wear!

    1. Most people wear it as a scarf, but I agree I don't like the shape. I'd love to try it with a different shape though.

  2. Well done you, Lisa. Love the Frozen Summer Harvest, it is beautiful.
    Your finished tank is fantastic and looks perfect on you. Progress on you Bad oyster is just as fantastic!


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