You know how “they” say you shouldn’t grocery shop when you’re hungry, because you’ll buy everything in sight? Well, the same might be said for rug hooking. I had just cut into this pretty and colorful pizza, when I had to grab my iPad to take a photo. I knew I had to represent this pizza in a hooked rug piece.
A while ago, I made another hooked pizza, which was actually in the June/July/August 2016 issue of Rug Hooking Magazine. I had such fun hooking that one with the standing wool pepperoni. I gave that one away in a mat swap and it left me feeling hungry. A few of my friends are very tired of hearing me whine about that pizza, so I’m sure they will be happy to know that I’m going to hook a replacement.
The super secret rug that I will be starting soon is also food oriented. Is there a theme emerging or am I just hungry?
I thought I would be finished with the hooking of my Resistance Rug #1this past week, but I didn’t quite accomplish it. One thing I dislike to hook is lettering. It’s not so much hooking the letters as hooking around the letters. But with perseverance, I will finish this rug this week.
Looking to amp up my creative juices, I brought out my many decks of divination cards and I’ve started using them again as meditation tools. By drawing one card from several decks and meditating on them to find a thread of meaning that runs through them, I can form a creative narrative. It’s hard to put into words, so maybe I’ll try to say it better next week with some photo examples.
There’s a lot of beauty out there and in the simple things around us.