Tuesday, January 05, 2010

inspiration from flickr through the haze of a flu

after a very productive monday yesterday, i'm stricken down by the flu that hit sabin and husband at christmas. i had been so smug about escaping it, but apparently i didn't escape it after all. so all i can do is lie in bed surrounded by stitching, books and my laptop and feel a bit sorry for myself. so, rather than depressing all of us, i thought i'd show you what's sparking my creativity at the moment on flickr.



1. pink angel, 2. kitty cat garland, 3. TOTEMS, 4. heart tree, 5. krukje ingrid, 6. pleats or tucks in progress, 7. Pinks and Greens embellisher play, 8. This is Finland postcard, 9. My house collection for Fall & Christmas 09!, 10. Silakka notebook, 11. a few hearts, 12. Work Quilt, 13. five blocks, 14. never flitting, still are sitting, 15. SAORI Weaving, 16. fiber fish, 17. november painted journal, 18. 'Pop Up', 19. flannel.chickies, 20. lots of turquoise beads... now I need greens!!, 21. Some of my Granda's tweed, 22. Untitled, 23. Color Study: Redwedge, 24. have you noticed how colorful the acorns are this year, 25. Quilted Colour Study Art Quilt

flickr is a truly brilliant place to find inspiration, even if i think they have serious usability issues. like why on earth should we have to download greasemonkey scripts to do basic things, like have proper links and be able to reply to comments? shouldn't that stuff be standard in flickr? i guess google is just way better at usability than yahoo is (just my transparent attempt to keep the google gods happy).

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i have 18 posts (17 after this one) to go before i hit 1000. and i keep thinking that #1000 should be something special.  but i can't think for the life of me what that something special should be.  this flu has rendered me listless and unimaginative, so i thought i'd enlist your help. i'm sure that you are all healthy and your imaginations are intact, so i'd love to hear your suggestions for that milestone post.

9 comments:

Char said...

first - so sorry you're not well - flu sucks!

love your mosaics this morning.

Barb said...

I hope you feel better soon!

Elizabeth said...

Love you mosaic. But for ideas I am not fit enough anymore after three hours taekwondo-training. Hope you will get some help with this tough decision.

Ju said...

Hope it goes quickly this bug...
Maybe this would cheer you up; I have tagged on my blog, to chose your favorite picture ever... Hope you can chose one.

Bee said...

Your mosaic is a work of art in and of itself. Truly.

AS for #1000 posts, I can see why you are intimidated. I can't believe you have written that many. Perhaps you could do a retrospective of posts that stick out in your mind as being meaningful in some way. You are due a Greatest Hits!

Just Jules said...

I really like the branch with the birds. I have a scary obsession with both....

ArtPropelled said...

This is a lovely, lovely blog! Thanks so much for the plug. Amazed at the 1000 posts. I wonder if I'll ever manage that though I have to admit they come easy. Hope you're feeling better soon.

jane said...

this is just what i needed! hope you are feeling better!

Classic Independence said...

I second the greatest hits idea. I love browsing your blog because I always find something inspirational, thought-provoking, and new. You have some great posts on Murakami, colorful photos, creative ideas, and what better way to show case it (especially since you have some many new or new-er readers) than a greatest hits? or something more forward-looking perhaps? whatever you come up with it will be worth reading.