Howdy! It has been dark and rainy all day today. Boo hoo. I dislike rainy days. Do you? I worked on crocheting a hat for an order I received via my Etsy shop, Green Owl Crochet. I took a break to make some collages. I will share one of the collages below, along with a close-up picture of a cat bed I made and another collage I made last week. How do you like to spend rainy days? Ciao!
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Monday, January 6, 2020
Happy New Year! I hope your year is full of wonderful goodness. I have been busy crocheting some orders for my Etsy shop, Green Owl Crochet. I have also been making some paintings and collages. Do you have any goals for the new year? Or any wishes? Please let me know in the comments. Ciao!
Blue Mood/Winter Blue
One of our hyacinth macaw babies!
Monday, November 11, 2019
I took a bath before to try to help with my fibromyalgia pain. I was reading a book called How Poetry Can Change Your Heart by Andrea Gibson and Megan Falley. I only got a few pages in when I realized I had a poem inside me, waiting to burst free. Luckily, I had my cell phone near the bathtub. I opened up my "Notes" app, where I regularly write poetry, and wrote this short poem. Do you ever write poetry in odd places?
We Will Not Be Silenced
the stories they
behind the backs
of the unfortunate
the stories that
must be shouted aloud
in the most brash,
urgent way possible
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Back in October, I went to a printmaking class at the Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, New Jersey (USA). I was nervous about going to the class because I had never made art in front of other people before. I was able to relax and enjoy the class, though. In fact, I had a ton of fun! The class was six hours long. We spent the first three hours working on a gelatin plate. The second half was devoted to making designs on a thin plate and then passing through a letter press. But the fun did not stop once the class was over. The class inspired me to have a few more printmaking sessions using my gelatin plate. Have you ever taken an in-person art class? If so, please tell me about it!
Saturday, October 12, 2019
If you have always wanted to purchase something from my Etsy shop, Green Owl Crochet, I have good news for you! I am offering 15% off anything in my store with code "AWESOMESAUCE". The code works from now until November 1, 2019. I also accept crochet commissions. If you are interested in commissioning me to crochet you something, my email is ericalaurend on gmail. Thank you!
Monday, September 9, 2019
Hello, lovely people! As you know, I love to crochet. In the past year or so, I have crocheted maybe 25 beds for cats. I donated some to an organization I heard about through a woman from FreeCycle a while ago. Last week, I donated twenty of these cats beds to the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge in Oakland, New Jersey (USA). These beds are all created by hand. It takes about two hours to crochet each bed. I pay for all the yarn myself. It's quite an investment! However, I know that the bedding I make helps the cats at the shelter, so I'm happy to do it. Did you know that I also have an Etsy shop? It is called Green Owl Crochet and it's really cool! I also accept crochet commissions. Cheers!
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Hello, beautiful people! Last week, I crocheted five rock cozies. I sell them in my Etsy shop, Green Owl Crochet, as paperweights. They are really fun to make! I am also happy to announce that I even sold one of the crocheted rock cozies. I was delighted about that! I hope everyone is having a good summer. I am definitely looking forward to the fall, though, as I dislike the heat. How about you? Are you looking forward to fall? Ciao!
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