Yes, Yes! Crochet is my quiet place. The calming thing in my life! But I do, do other things. When I am not working on my own property, helping my husband with our business or at the gym (I am a gym junkie), I also enjoy painting and any form of art (well most forms).
Over recent months, I have taken an interest in Resin Art. Not the type where you just pour the resin on to make pretty patterns. I make a base for my art with air dry clay. I then attach it to a mdf board. The resin is then mixed with acrylic paint, ( I have rather an expert in the family, on all things resin as hubby started working life out as a boat builder). I love the depth that I can get working with resin. I am slowly finding what works when starting to pour and what doesn’t. I have also moved from using art resin to resin that is more specific, to boat construction and I find this works better and actually dries better.
I find it a little amusing, that I am now the one playing with resin. When I met my husband he was always covered in the stuff. I remember prior to our wedding, he was on a resin and glue ban, about a week out. He also spent a lot of time scrubbing his hands to try and make them clean enough for the wedding. No doubt I would have married him anyway, if he had turned up with his hands partially stuck together with resin, but he did try to get them half respectable. So it is a little bit of a reversal.
So now when I am not tangled up in yarn, I am covered in resin. So watch out crazy crochet, resin covered person on the loose.
Some of my resin art is for sale. I just finished a yacht piece and it just needs framing now. One of my favourite pieces, (which I may keep for myself) is my fish resin art.
My mind has always been a whirlwind of ideas when it comes to being creative and I just love the outlets of crochet, art and anything else that happens to jump into my mind.
I love finding that item in an opportunity or thrift shop and knowing I can repurpose it into something wonderful. A few of my favourite things to wear, was once something else, till I attacked it.
So from time to time I may put up some of my resin art on this page. I am just about to start my next piece and the ideas are buzzing (or rattling) around in my head.