Thursday, January 13, 2011

Low Gear

Sam making caterpillars.

Hmm. It's been awhile. I haven't felt the pull of the blog in a good week but then again I haven't been feeling particularly motivated to do much at all. Methinks I have a bit of the winter blahs going on. Zero motivation and all I want to do is hunker down inside out of the cold and grey. Anyone else feeling it?

Part of the problem (not that it really has been a problem - I really do like hunkering down and keeping movement minimal), is that I am missing my kiddos. I have had them just two nights over the past two weeks and I know that is taking its toll as well. I have appreciated the time in my head to do some thinking and planning and dreaming. It has been wonderful in alot of ways but I'm over it now. I want my babes home.

Last night I went to my friend Annie's who held a guardian doll feltmaking workshop in her wonderful space. It was alot of fun and I do so love to create and use my hands to transform materials into beautiful objects. Annie is a wonderful teacher and a gifted felter so it's always a joy to learn some new techniques and approaches. And I think it's a wonderful thing to learn amongst others in a workshop setting - everyone's interpretation is so different, their vision so personal, and their skills so inspiring. Looking around the room and seeing everyone's dolls in all their different shapes and embellishments was really exciting. Annie has just posted her new workshops for February, check them out. So. Much. Fun. Here's my doll. I'm really happy with her and I think Sam will like her as well.


  1. Love the doll! And understand the 'over it' feeling. Soon, Kare, soon!

  2. She is so sweet!

    I'm feeling the blahs too... I guess it's just that time of year. Sending you happy thoughts. xoxo

  3. Amelie would love these.. Well done