My interior decorating strategy as of late has been to display the feathers, rocks, shells, sticks and so forth that I compulsively collect. As an artist, I just have to accept that nature is always going to have one up on me; it's the older sibling that will always be just a little bit better. So I keep it's remnants around me to inspire my own acts of creation.
I haven't knit in a few months and then all of a sudden, in 90 degree heat, I cranked out this hat in 3 days. The last time I attempted a hat I was following a pattern, it took several months, and the end result didn't even fit right so I ended up ripping it out and reusing the yarn. This one fits perfectly! No pattern, just divine inspiration I guess.
Monday was the first official day in the garden (the day spent measuring and gridding was only a warm-up). Growing my own food has been an important part of the (almost) nothing new lifestyle and since Wisconsin only offers a brief window of opportunity, I revel in this time of year. This year I'm working in Paradigm's garden, which will supply local organic produce to the cafe all summer long. In exchange, I get a ton of produce for my own pantry. The seeds are in the ground...now we add water and wait.