Monday, August 13, 2007

Creative Limits (or Horizons)

Found this meme on Sally's blog. If you'd like to participate please do, for I choose not to tag anyone.

1. I have no interest in the following activities:
Scrapbooking; stamping; altered and embellished clothing and accessories (however, I wouldn't turn down a Bedazzler if given one as a gift); jewelry making; glass making or glass blowing(although I love this guy's work); basketry (again love it, appreciate it, just don't want to do it); horticulture; ice sculpture; video game design; record album crafts; candle making; soap making.

2. Would love to try these things:
Pottery/ceramics; crewel embroidery; spinning; wood carving with a chain saw (really, I WOULD!); make an entire chain mail garment; metalsmithing; photography (black and white); egg tempera painting; hairpin lace; tatting; leather craft; marquetry; vinification (only after learning how to carve a bear out of a tree trunk with my chainsaw...a girl's got priorities); screenwriting; tattooing.

3. I do or have dabbled in these things:
Porcelain dollmaking; weaving (floor loom mostly); sewing; embroidery; silk screen printing; needle felting; boiled wool feltmaking; dyeing; needlepoint; latch hook; tole painting (hey, it was the 70's and I was a kid!); woodworking (in a shop); woodturning; welding; mold making; additive and subtractive sculptural processes; lost wax casting; installation sculpture; 3D design; painting (acrylic, oil, watercolor, gouache); drawing; origami; 2D and graphic design; digitial imaging; bookmaking; papermaking; cooking.

4. Love it! These are my things:
Crocheting; knitting; clothing and accessory design; making dolls and puppets; writing.

Wow, number 4 seems a little sparse. What can I say? I. Love. Yarn.

14 comments:

MamaChristy said...

I'm with ya on the scrapbooking. Why should I do that when Apple can do it so well for me with minimal effort and very afforably?

I'd love to try glass blowing if it weren't for the whole breathe-in-by-accident and die part.

Tatting. That stuff is difficult, sister. Good luck.

And there is nothing wrong finding what you are good at and sticking with it. I think they call it refining your craft. Number four should be the smallest list, I think.

Briana said...

I would totally let you give me a tattoo.

susan said...

lovely lists... hey, just saw you on BOING BOING! you red hot lady you!
your husband was posing so divinely!
scrap booking? nawh, glassblowing yes!

Sharon said...

If you're into crochet, you can tat. There are HOW TO TAT videos on my web site at:
www.tattedlace.com or
www.gagechek.com/slb and written instructions on my blog at:
http://sharonstattedlace.blogspot.com/2007/01/how-to-tat.html
Tatting isn't hard if you just relax and start with doing chains.

Sally said...
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Sally said...

Let's try this again. Thanks for linking to my blog. :o) And I'm with Briana on the tattoo thing, although I must say I would totally try glass-blowing.

lisa s said...

you make lists funny. [of course i'm also trying to HEAR you say this stuff]

mehitabel said...

I love love Chihuly glass! I've seen his stuff at the Victoria & ALbert in London, and at the Mohegan Sun casino in CT--as well as at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I could never do it, but I love to look at it!

Carol said...

Very impressive, but we always knew you were creative :)

Michelle said...

My sister has tatted and I've blown glass (in college) Both of us think scrapbooking is perhaps the most over-rated, useless thing on the planet. I told her about the skirt and she thinks it's a cool idea as well.

Anonymous said...

Seems there are never enough hours to accomplish all the hobbies I want...
~v
http://www.newchrochet.com

Jen said...

Yay, this is a neat idea :-) I stole it for my blog, too!

Andy's Crafts said...

I think you are doing great following your intuition and having fun. I will considerd myself tagged and will post it on my blog later today or tomorrow. I am working on a Hufflepuff Scarf lol!

Christine said...

I live in New Jersey, and was recently inside the Borgata casino/hotel in Atlantic City. Dale Chihuly did massive chandeliers and floor-mounted columnar sculptures all throughout the main gaming floor and in and around the area where guests check in. They're of his swirly, flame-like style, in combinations of yellow/green/blue and clear/orange/red. (There's an example of each on his website.) Simply lovely!