I’d much rather be working on this than working. Lace and cable knit shawl design!
Though, after thinking more about what I want this dream-shawl to look like, I think I am going to try to make a “simpler” shawl to start with. Since I haven’t designed anything before, and I don’t want to be overly ambitious and bite off more than I can chew.
This second-but-now-first shawl is more geometric than organic/botanical. I have been thinking about either offering it as a for-purchase Ravelry download or trying to submit it for publication somewhere.
Downside of publications is that I can’t show any pictures of it online, if I want to submit it. Boooo… But, it would be amazing if it was accepted for publication.
And, if it’s not accepted, then I can post all the pictures I want, and offer it as a self-published pattern. Independent knit designer, what?
I received a mass of files from my very old computer circa 2004-2006; it’s like a weird nostalgic treasure-trove of projects from a decade ago. Most of the images are so tiny and low-res, or odd filetypes, or don’t even open anymore.
I had an interactive digital portfolio from back in the day (doesn’t actually show a lot of work; the project was actually to make the interactive aspect); I wish I could do a walkthrough of it, perhaps if I’m ever able to open it (it was made in Macromedia Director… I know, right?)
It was abandoned insane asylum themed, complete with crows cawing, electricity crackling, and mysterious creaking doors. Digitally scribble-drawn scenescapes, spattered with grit and grime, and your choice of 4 appropriately eerie songs to accompany your stay. A suspicious-looking service elevator transports you to the different levels of the asylum, featuring small galleries of photography and videos.
The whole ever-so-spooky thing kind of makes me giggle now… but also makes me wistful for the days that I actually MADE things. I need to squeeze more time for making things into my life. Photography, stop motion videos, animation, sculpture, drawing… I miss actually doing stuff.
Plus, I found some old files from when I was first learning 3D Maya (oh dear, that was a decade ago). I was making chess pieces based on the zodiac symbols. I remember I had some sort of system for which symbols I chose for the pieces… but I think the reasoning behind assigning Pisces, is evident in the filename: FISHOP. *bah dum tchiss*
Drawlloween Challenge Complete! All the drawings!
Drawlloween 31. dragon
Final drawlloween! Challenge complete!
Drawlloween 29. scarecrow
Drawlloween 28. black cat