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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Life and the creative process are about the journey, not the destination. I love working with colour and texture and can get totally 'lost' in the creative process. Variety keeps my creative juices flowing. We are currently traveling full time in a 40' motorhome and bouncing between visits with a son in Albuquerque NM and a son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter in Calgary AB. In between we are busy exploring this great continent on which we live. It's a challenge working from my mobile studio but I am using our travel time to learn new skills and refine existing ones.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

To Knot or Not!

A friend from our Arizona travels tweaked my interest in the craft of tying knots.  I managed at the time to stay focused on other activities but something caught that day.  A little later I spotted a book in a clearance bin in Michaels and picked it up - 75 Chinese, Celtic, & Ornamental Knots by Laura Williams and Elise Mann.  The book got tucked away but resurfaced this fall when we were repacking for our winter travels.  Just about the same time I received a FB invite to join a group on FB - Mateloteurs - an international knotting community.  Looking through the fantastic work shared on that site I really became interested and opened the book.....

Knotting is certainly one way to pass the time.....  To test the waters I decided to try out some of the knots illustrated in the book.  I'm now on my eleventh sample and can't put it down.  I am now onto knots that would make great chains to combine with beads for jewelry.......

Will I or won't I?  I haven't invested in any equipment yet.....

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