Monday, August 24, 2009

Is this the beginning.......

of the end of blogging as we know it? For some time now I have felt that there has been a distinct lack of momentum both in my own blog and in the ones I follow. Some have cut down the number of posts and others have become very repetitive so when I read that Paula Hewitt of The Beauty of Life has decided not to blog anymore I was sad. I understand and respect her reasons and my sadness is totally selfish as her blog was always varied and entertaining, sometimes very touching and sometimes made me laugh out loud, I will miss her. My thoughts made me check on my own blogging patterns and I found there is indeed a pattern the winter months are high activity and August is definitely the bottom of the pole so perhaps this is just a temporary blip. I hope so.

On a more positive note this is the piece I have made a result of the first Holey Moley sessions. It has four layers and some can only be seen by peering through the holes. A mixture of Tyvek, nappy liner and gold thread. The rings are a mixture of couronne and flower stitcher on Romeo (vanishing medium). I have put two pictures because I just couldn't get the camera to get it right, it is really a deep rich purple.


ooglebloops said...

I think summer keeps us busy with other things - having more work out side on the farm keeps my posting to a minimum and sometimes leaves no time to create. I think it is probably true of alot of folks. Cooler temps will have us all back and posting!!!
Love your Calendar Girl!!!

Clare W said...

I think your ideas and colours are marvellous.Please don't stop xx

Paula Hewitt said...

hey thanks !
I think ooglebloops is right- summer seems to be the busy, non blogging time for most people. trouble is for me, winter and summer are almost the same, so no respite from summer 'jobs' in the garden or whatever. (at the moment it is winter, 30C + and i am busy making strawberry jam and picking tomatoes!)
Im sure this is just a blip and not the beginning of the end :)

sharon young said...

I agree with the others that it's so hard to fit everything in during the summer, whereas in those long winter evenings it's really nice to keep in touch with your blogging friends in the warm cosy house.

Love this piece, the colours are amazing and the textures superb.

Thank you for your lovely comment on my Tanzania post :-)

Maggie Grey said...

I'm sure that it is just the season. So much to do, so little time. Also there's a lot going on with travel, school holidays etc. Sharon's comment made me look forward to winter. It's got a lot going for it and you don't feel guilty every time you look out at the neglected garden!