Tuesday, September 27, 2011

"Wound Up" with distractions ...

It's Fall and, as usual, this season distracts me ... in a good way!

drawing copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong
all rights reserved.
Wound Up ~ September, 2011
approx. 7"h x 5"w
Regular colored pencils on Dahler-Rowney paper

When the nights begin to get a little chilly at this time of year, I always drag out my storage boxes of unfinished crochet and needlework projects. They're 'unfinished' projects because I keep unraveling the crochet - I'm never quite happy with some of the color combinations *sigh*

As if there isn't enough stuff on my studio desk, I had to draw one of the little balls of yarn - it was so cute sitting there on my desk. This is how my desk looks when I 'multi-task' ...

photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.
Distractions ~ September, 2011

Between finishing old and new drawings/paintings, I've been very busy with a few other "crafty" projects (i.e., new winter scraves, autumal centerpieces, decorations for Halloween). Yes, I work on these things simultaneously , all in my little attic studio here in Holland. I'm not sure why I work this way, but I always have. Am I crazy? - maybe ...

I blame it on Fall. :o)

tot ziens


Studio at the Farm said...

Judith, that makes at least two of us "crazies". My desk looks very similar. Happy multi-tasking!

J. Nijholt-Strong said...

:))) Kathryn!!!
I'm in good company then.
thanks for your comment :)

Patty said...

No you're not crazy, or I am!
Uh oh... there's a possibility I am...

I decided to knit or crochet my two daughters each a throw. Meghan's is 2" and I haven't started Kelsey's yet. This is knitting - if I were crocheting it, I'd be done by now.

But 'tis the season, isn't it? I love it, when it is time to take out the yarn work and hold it on your chilly body!

I love the drawing of your yarn. So simple, so perfect.

I finished that ginger plant painting, and I bought a sheet of CP Bockingford 250 lb. to try out. Wow, it is like a linen tablecloth, only much thicker. I have a lesson tomorrow, and am curious to see what it is like to work on it!

J. Nijholt-Strong said...

More good company! Hi Patty :)

Hope you will enjoy working on the Bockingford and good luck!



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