Monday, September 1, 2008
As writers we are often told that we need to sacrifice some things in order to make time for writing. That is true, but no one can write all the time. So what do you do when you aren't writing? Reading would be next on the list for all of us, I think. If there's any time left over after that, what do you like to do?
Crafts are one way I relax after a long day. I've recently started learning to make soap. I use the pre-made "melt and pour base." This method allows for maximum creativity with minimum skill. I also crochet. My Grandmother taught me this skill when I was a child. I had all but forgotten how to crochet until a few years ago when I took it up again. I'm getting fairly good at simple projects and at this point I have no aspirations to conquer more complicated patterns. That would require far too much concentration. The easy projects are great for relaxing while watching TV.
Lately I've become interested in Japanese Amagurumi,or the creation of small, cute animals, dolls and even objects. My favorite pattern book is Amagurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet by by Ana Paula Rimoli. You can visit her etsy.com shop here.
Sometimes my writing seeps over into my leisure time, as you can see from this photo of my Orchard Hill mascots, Adam and Eve. The pattern is from Amigurumi World.
What do you like to do when you are not reading or writing?
Kara Lynn Russell
Posted by Kara Lynn Russell at 9:36 AM