Sunday, March 8, 2009

Greener on This Side


The start of this March also marks the start of this year's Project Spectrum. This is my first year participating and I can't think of anything better to kick off the cycle than to have such a neat theme. This year's PS is based around the cardinal directions - North, South, East, West, their traditional corresponding colors and an element to fit each. I've got a collection of various objects/photographs/illustrations/projects that fit each theme here on my Flickr.

This first section (which will cover the months of March and April), is North, Winter, Green, and earth-forms, like stones, gems, or rocks. It's no surprise, then, that when I came home and undug some of my old paintings to take pictures of them, that I wanted to share this one with you. It's from a four-part series about rock structures (these have always fascinated me, so I was pretty excited when Lolly announced that the first part would be partially about rocks). Although not my favorite painting in the series, it is the most green, and is supposed to reflect ideals about Chinese landscape (the way the mountains are drawn, the line qualities, and the green-covered mountains). I love these paintings because they could be either macro or microcosms of another world....



As far as knitting projects related to PS go, I've started several. First, I re-started my Lace Ribbon Scarf, which, as those of you who have been reading the blog may know, gave me a lot of trouble in the past. It's still giving me a lot of trouble now, and is sitting in cast-on mode until I can find some thinner circular needles that don't need to be battled through each stitch. I like the yarn and the pattern so much that I'm willing to keep up with it - I think the thin line of the Sapphire Green Malabrigo Lace is sort of like moss, and I can't wait to grow it into a little blanket of soft that will wrap around my neck.

If only lace was just a little easier for me!

1 comment:

  1. Are you sure you want smaller needles? I saw some projects on #5's that looked GREAT! I can loan you a #5 Addi Turbo. ;)

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