People who knit and crochet are lucky. Wherever they go (except maybe a pool, although I’m pretty sure it can and has been done) they can take their art form/hobby/passion with them. I didn’t take to knitting or crochet… I have a heck of a time following patterns, and I definitely don’t have the patience to finish anything. My peevishness stems from the fact that none of the crafts/art forms I do are easily transportable. While I have no problems needle felting in public, there are so many supplies to bring – especially if you’re someone who has a hard time focussing on one project at a time. I have done some beading in a pub, but snipping wire during a poetry reading and trying not to drop beads just didn’t go well. The propane torch probably wouldn’t be an option at the pub either… go figure…
I wish I sketched, but I can’t draw… even my doodles are more like scribbles than anything else. My dear sister showed me a few Zentangle patterns, which have made my doodles a little more interesting (sometimes), but for the most part there are scrawled flowers, crowns and scribbles over every scrap of paper on my desk at work.
I won a trip through the Canadian Garden Council and Via Rail – Canada’s Garden Route – yay! It’s a truly fabulous round trip to Halifax via train. I can’t wait! But what to bring? I know I’ll be looking out the window a lot, reading a lot, dreaming a lot, but creatively I don’t know what to do. It’s a little frustrating! I will be writing about the journey, and definitely photographing everything I can, so perhaps those will help to fill my spare time.
Anyone have any thoughts on something portable I can take?