Monday, March 19, 2018

artwork and a lemon

I whipped out all of my art supplies and had a fun art-making session on Tuesday last week. I made three pieces of art on cardboard. I started a painting on a real canvas but I wasn't able to finish it. I find I feel more free to experiment and have fun when I work on cardboard. I also made an art journal page on Thursday. On the crochet front, I made a lemon and started on a banana. I'm very happy to announce that I got two commissions! My one friend wants me to crochet him fruits and vegetables for a bowl and my other friend wants a lightweight hat. It's so great to get commissions! Also, I took a big step for me as an artist. I set up a Patreon page! If you would be so kind, please check it out and contribute and/or share as you're able. I greatly appreciate it! And don't forget my Etsy shop.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

bad health day, good crochet day

I had a terrible day yesterday. I had "the usual" (severe leg pain and debilitating fatigue), plus a bad headache. I did, however, manage to crochet a lot! I worked on a scarf and a red garland. I had to scrap the scarf because the yarn had so many knots in it that it was giving me grief. The red garland is for my aunt and uncle's Christmas tree for next year. I also started and finished three crochet projects: a mason jar cozy and two rock cozies. All three items are for sale in Green Owl Crochet, my Etsy shop. And please remember that I also accept commissions! Thank you, crochet, for allowing me to feel productive, connected, content, and calm, even during bad days.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

late-winter crochet extravaganza!

Good news! I made a sale in my Etsy shop, Green Owl Crochet. I sold a shamrock lariat. I give thanks to my mom and my sister's pup, Harlow, for modeling the lariat for my shop. In related news, I've been crocheting up a storm! I crocheted a mushroom and a puff-stitch hat, along with the lariat, in only ten days or so. 

Monday, February 19, 2018

crocheted rock cozies

Hello! It's almost spring here in the northeastern USA. This means the weather will be warming up and hoards of winter-weary folks will flock to parks and playgrounds. I'll add a bit of whimsy to these people's lives by participating in some street art. Usually, I'm tip-lipped about my street art activities. These rock cozies, however, are just too jazzy not to share with you all. By the way, I would love it if you would check out Green Owl Crochet, my Etsy store.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Welcome, fall!

It's fall! Aka, my favorite time of the year. I've been crocheting up a storm! I've also been making some mail art. This stuffed pumpkin is my favorite item that I've crocheted recently. 

Monday, June 5, 2017

June update and culinary arts

     I haven't updated my blog in a while. I have been creating (mostly crocheting and making mail art), but I just haven't gotten around to posting my work to this blog. If you want more updates from me, please check out my Instagram. I'm EricaBerrie on there. A link to my Instagram is here.
     I made some crocheted pieces for a future yarn bomb. The yarn bomb is being organized by the artist Knitteapolis. She is going to yarn bomb at the Minnesota State Fair in Minneapolis. I mailed her some motifs as well as a large mesh rectangle. The rectangle is modeled here by my sister's dog, Harlow. I used Lion Brand's Shawl in a Bawl yarn.

     Here are some pictures of some of the mail art I've made recently.

     Besides crocheting and making mail art, I've been baking and cooking up a storm lately! Most of what I make is for my Dad and his employees. They love the baked goods I make for them! My mom and sister also like to eat what I make. Besides cookies and quick breads, I've also made a quiche and stuffed shells. Today, I'm going to make energy bites and hummus. I don't have a food processor, so I'm hoping I can make the energy bites in my blender. Pictured here is a yummy banana bread I made two weeks ago.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Autumn Goodness

I've been working on some crochet projects. I made a bunch of motifs for a yarn bomber in Arizona. I'm currently working on making five sweaters for an animal rescue in New York City. The sweaters are for some chickens they rescued recently. I've been making some mail art, though I really should make more. I'm going to try to set aside some energy to make mail art this week. I have some "add and pass" projects I need to work on, too. 

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