To welcome this New Year, we thought it might be fun to talk to some of our Living Crafts friends- present and past contributors, all very creative people, and see what goals, visions and dreams inspire their craft resolutions for 2012!
Please join us in celebrating this new year, filled with potential, craft and creativity, by reading our craft resolutions and sharing your own, in our comments section!
We’d love to hear from you too! What are your craft resolutions for 2012?
Do you have….
A new craft skill you would like to learn this year?
A new method to you’d like to add to your craft tool kit?
A new tool for your craft?
A project you would like to start/finish this year?
An inspiration (nature, travel, person, place?) for 2012?
Please leave a comment here, and if you have a blog post, a link too!
We start the New Year by Michelle Edwards’ Craft Resolution:
“In 2011, many travel commitments and writing obligations related to my new book, A Knitters Home Companion, took me away from my own creative projects. Busy with new deadlines, I rushed through days and weeks. I even hurried my knitting, once my greatest relaxation.
In October, returning home from my last big trip, I painted my studio– one whole wall a chalkboard green, and the others, a sunny yellow. I rearranged the furniture. Then I bought a big box of colored chalk, and on the green chalkboard wall, I doodled in my goals and dreams. Leaving rush and hurry behind me, in 2012, I am inviting joy and playfulness into my bright lovely space. Already covering my drawing table are sketches and new story ideas.
Just the other day, I took out my copy of Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition by Terri Shea. When the book first came out several years ago, I skimmed through it. But for some reason, recently I have been thinking about how much I would enjoy knitting one, two, or three pairs of the Selbuvotter mittens. What might I learn from stitching the year 1932 across NHM#10, my favorite pattern in the book? What connections might I make with those mittens and their knitters? Was there a story waiting to be found in a Selbu eight-pointed star or an eyelet cuff? Slowly, in 2012 I hope to find out.”
Michelle Edwards, author and illustrator of A Knitter’s Home Companion. You can read more about Michelle’s work at www.michelledwards.com and follow her on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/michelledwardsbooks .