Christmas Creativity

This time of year often finds me in a pensive mode. I often set myself up in my room working on one creative project or another. This year was no different. I think I made some good progress but I’m a bit worn down from using parts of my brain I don’t exercise as much as I’d like. I worked on a digital painting which came out pretty rough, as I was repeatedly interrupted and my hands weren’t steady enough to draw lines straight enough with the mouse for my liking.

We don’t have a tree this year due to there being absolutely no room in the house for a sizable one, and also it’s a hazard for both an 18 month old baby with age-appropriate but low spatial navigation skills, and a 7 month old puppy who loves to jump up on things– and people when given the opportunity. We do have multicolored lights up now which I can tell are on by looking at the space between the bottom of my door and the floor.

I spent most of today attempting to read while listening to a bunch of podcasts and music. I got through about 20 pages and realized I wasn’t absorbing anything so I put that down and crocheted a scarf that I started over five years ago. In five years I managed to crochet about 7 or 8 inches of it. As of 9:30PM tonight it’s a full-fledged, wearable scarf in a deep crimson monochrome color. I plan to give it to a family member for Christmas. I hope it’s well received. It definitely looks homemade in places.

Anyway, enough about my corner of the world. Go be good to each other.

Merry Christmas!

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About madeline

a digital media pro w/ lots to learn. just the way i like it. i read, learn, and do things to make my inner kid proud (via A Mad Vox podcast, coming soon). View all posts by madeline

2 responses to “Christmas Creativity

  • Jenny

    I get the same way too around this time of year, I don’t know what it is. It’s good you were able to finish your project! Inspires me to finish mine that has been sitting in the basket for a year and a half now…

  • Candace

    Did you end up giving the scarf away as a gift? If so, I wish you would’ve taken a picture of it. I’d love to see your handiwork, which I’m sure is 10x better than anything I could craft with yarn. 🙂

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