It's February. And yet another -20 something degree Celsius day outside. January 's TIF is in "slow cloth" motion waiting to be worked on/finished.
But time waits for no one, and here is February's color challenge by Sharon B. of In a Minute Ago
I already have color ideas: I look at these two postcards every day on my bulletin board next to my desk.
The Boy with Anchor is by Winslow Homer, 1873, from the Cleveland Museum of Art.
The bottom postcard is part of the facade of the (2005 renovated) de Young Fine Arts Museum in San Francisco.
There are many colors in these two pieces that are similar, and just about right for February's color challenge. I love this combination, and one sees it also in some of the art and lacquer work of Shibata Zeshin
Two lacquer boxes by Shibata Zeshin:
Back to January:
I realized a few things about myself in January -- or rather what I do or like to do with my time.
First, there is LIFE (stuff you have to do).
Then, I like to knit or sew or and read (books and on the internet). I HAVE to do at least one of these three things a day to stay sane. I found at the beginning of January I wasn't knitting much and I really missed it. So I tried to find a balance between that and the challenge -- didn't do so well on finishing up the challenge (yet), and I'm still thinking about the final stitching pattern.
Oh, and I still go to PT -- things are getting way better with the shoulder issues!