Sunday, 23 August 2015

A fresh start

Wow it has been nearly 6 months since I last posted!  Time does fly.   My art mojo took a holiday.  At times I was convinced I would never create a picture again.  But a miracle happened the weekend.  I started to draw again. I woke up in the middle of the night, with heaps of inspiration.  I was twitching to start, in the end I got up at 4:30 and got my pencils out of the dark depths of my art cupboard and started…..

At this stage I only feel like drawing, I have decided to do a journal of the whimsical world of a young girl, completely random, just whatever takes her fancy, be it nature or other people.  I have no idea where it is going to take me, but the journey will be interesting.

What do I have to thank for this inspiration?  While I have not been up to painting I have been creative.  Mostly, crochet.  Beautiful glorious colour!
I have been doing a Crochet along with Dedri Uys of Look what I made fame.  It is called Sophie’s Universe and is an amazing piece of design.  I got way behind as for while there I lost my crochet mojo too.  But I am still plugging away at it.

It is already a metre wide, and I am only half way through.  But it makes me smile every time I see it, had to use it in my new header.

I have decided to streamline and have my blogging under one roof.  So my arty friends, I will post arty stuff on Friday and Sunday, and my crafty friends I will post on week days.

I am going to try and post the saga of Sophie every weekend, so tune then to see her first Adventure.

A bit of crochet eye candy! 

As you see creativity will always find a way to manifest!

Thanks for visiting and see you soon.

Linking with Sunday Sketches today.


  1. Yes, creativity has a way to manifest itself, and you've certainly found it! I LOVE those doilies up at the window! And your crochet rug is AMAZING! No wonder it gave off inspiration 'vibes' for your beautifully sketched face -- oooh the colour!

  2. love her happy face and that crochet is amazing

  3. Wow!!! Really, wow!!! Your Sophie's Universe crochet is splendid. I look at this and I see complexity in design and hard work! Beautiful colors and lots of patience... good job. Did you do that lace as well?

  4. Hi I'm Wanda....How exciting that your creative juices are overflowing.... It's nice to meet you. I'm new at art journaling and having a great time...Love your plan for the journaling of the young girl....going any place she takes you. She is very sweet and know she had a exciting journey ahead of her. Love all your other creative work too,

  5. What a sweet drawing. I'd love to see her adventures. Glad you creating.
    Love, love, love the crochet. It's great on your header. Very pretty.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Hi Sharon, glad you got your mojo back! Nice work!

  7. Welcome back, my dear friend! I love all the pinks, purples and blues throughout your work. Sophie is darling, as is your gorgeous quilt. I'm also smitten by your cute little birdies. Blessings!

  8. I can't even tell you how excited I am to see you back....I wish you could hear me squeal with glee.... Love love love the crochet so very inspiring to someone who hasn't crocheted for several years but did it non stop for many!! Love it! I have been thinking about you so hard in the last couple of weeks... Meaning to send you an email!! Love your characters as always so glad you found your creative mojo once again!! Although with all the crocheting I think it just switched outlets.... Grand to see you again!

    Big hugs and welcome Back!

    Hugs Giggles

  9. Hello Sharon, it's great to see you back in Blogland, sometimes it is good to have a break.
    I love your crochet and am looking forward to seeing more. Love the bird and your large piece - it is so complex and dramatic.
    And I'm looking forward to reading tales of Sophie, she looks very sweet and innocent.

  10. I'm so happy that your mojo has returned. I've had mine go on holiday and it's a little scary thinking it might not come back. I bet you're thrilled.
    Your crochet work has me in a daze because I can't put two stitches together.
    And as for your drawings... they are delightful Sharon.
    Thank you for sharing your creations and I hope your mojo stays ;D

  11. Wow, has it really been that long?! I'm so happy to see you return and finding some new mojo along the way. Hang in there and before you know it, you'll be kicking out all kinds of lovely work! :)

  12. that crochet work is very very impressive! glad your mojo is back :)

  13. Hello, great news about the crafty mojo returning! Beautiful lady and beautiful crochet! Looking forward to see more! Anna x

  14. So happy to see you back Sharon, I've missed your art! Love all the colours in Sophie, and that blanket ... wow! I don't even have words for that. Welcome back, and please don't stay away so long anymore ... :-)