Friday, July 10, 2009

Knit and Paint

A bit of my life here in NC as far as classes go.

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I love knitting classes though I’m still not much of a knitter at all. I love meeting at least once a week with this wonderful group of women. Eunice is the patient instructor and good friend to us all. We have so many laughs and talks, treats and more talks, and of course we learn a lot, too. I decided to do a garter stitch shawl to get gently back into knitting after being away so long. Well, I was convinced I wouldn’t need to ask Eunice a question every five minutes; that I could do this one easily. I tried to start with the help of one of the women there, and then I realized I wasn’t sure what a garter stitch is. We all got a laugh out of my blasphemous statement that I wouldn’t need Eunice this time. LOL We has a great time every time. I go Wed and Fridays there to Yarn Paradise in Asheville. Don’t you just love that name? It is good to get back.

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Then there is the art class in Waynesville with Mark Menendez. It has been a couple years since I was there and it was like picking right back up. It was wonderful seeing Mark who lost his brother in May, whom I also knew. He was my age; another sobering thought. Mark is a great artist but also a great teacher. It’s wonderful being with these people again. Life is good. There’s so much of this in the NC Mountains and you just have to make choices about what artsy things you have time for. I love that about this region. I finished the daisy that came to mind after Jeni’s wedding so I was ready to start on something I have had in mind since Scandinavia. A bike. I’ve never seen so many in one place. Everyone there rides bikes! I also want to paint a scene from Tallinn streets because that was one of my favorite towns. Lots of ideas. I love when this happens after I have had quite a dry spell in inspirations to paint. I’m back in the groove already.


Mary said...

You really seem to enjoy your life in North Carolina. So much creativity, so many interesting people, not to mention being in a beautiful setting. Glad you are starting to paint again, and I look forward to seeing the results.

Peggy said...

I love it Judy! I would like to join right in both your classes!

Judy Roney said...

You would fit right in, too, Peggy. Wish we lived closer because we do have so many like interests.
I'll have to get photos of my paintings, Mary. I'm going to miss my knitting and painting class and I always miss them when I don't go.