Not Always About Words

My journaling isn’t always about words.

Sometimes it’s about playing with colour and ink.

It is always about creative fun though.

Here I’ve had fun with ink using different techniques. I’ve not been in control of the end product and I’ve taken a chance on letting the ink form naturally, or organically on the page.

It enhances my creativity, I’m having fun and therefore I’m relaxing. It also makes my journal beautiful. And if I wanted to, I could be inspired to write about them images formed out of a type of flow. By closing the journal, one image became two. Opposites, mirrors, reflections.

The quotes on the pages do mean that the pages aren’t entirely naked of words! It’s nice to have inspirational quotes on theย  page, and be reminded of the creative journey others have been on.

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Progress!

Feeling like I’m on track with this project now after I had to frog it, split the wool top, then begin again.

Going free style with no pattern or video to watch! It’s fun to experiment and try new approaches (and yarn, never thought of using unspun wool before!)

Can’t wait to see the final product!

Too Eager

While the yarn called me and I jumped into starting a new project yesterday, today I realised that I needed to have split the unspun wool.

So I undid what I’d eagerly had crocheted, and then split the yarn. At least I hadn’t gotten too far into the new project! Sometimes I can be too enthusiastic.

It’s reminded me that all new projects have learning curves. And you just got to ride the curve.

The Yarn Called Me

Perfect day to start another project…

Not that I should start another one, I really should finish a half completed project…

but you know the yarn spoke to me and I answered!

I couldnโ€™t resist!

Thereโ€™s a few things I should not do…go to a Makers market… like I need another crocheting project… but look at that hand made crochet hook!!!!! And the yarn!!! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

I’m in love!

A Rose is a rose is a rose…

Paint a rose I thought!

It will be easy I thought!

Gah I think I have too many lines ๐Ÿ™„

Astro is serious about it all, and Kimba is happy!

Must be time for a break…

Going it alone with a different technique as part of my Easter weekend cave style creative binge!

It’s good I’m trying to apply what I’ve learnt in class, but it’s hard!

It’s the next step in my creative journey and I’ve jumped in so the only option is to swim!

It’s early stages yet, so who knows how this rose might turn out!

Reading on a Rainy Day

We’ve got some much needed summer rain here in Australia’s South. With puppies walked this morning before the rain hit, the main job of the day is done! So what better way to relax on a Sunday arvo with a magazine.

Breath magazine is an inspiring read while I listen to the rain in the roof!

Lilliana Rose ๐ŸŒน

Old Haunts

Today I decided to go back to one of the cafes where I was Cafe Poet in residence a few years ago. The Annex Cafe, which is much different now, with new owners, a more open space and new menu, yet the vibe was familiar. Perhaps it was my memories that haunt me and make it feel familiar?

Sometimes it’s nice to visit new cafes, but then again it’s just as inspiring and good for the muse to write in one of my old haunts.

A productive morning writing, not bad for the start of the weekend. And I’m sure it’s got everything to do for visiting a cafe where I used to write a lot, and to re-connect with my muse who lives here.

This old haunt might just have to become a regular once more.

Lilliana Rose ๐ŸŒน

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Before the Sunday rush

Enjoying the quiet of the Sunday morning before the morning rush at Sarahโ€™s Sisters Sustainable Cafe.

Itโ€™s peaceful listening to the sound of running water, a few birds and a little noise in the cafe kitchen. And no other conversations.

A harmonious environment to begin edits on my story Sceptic (out soon!).

Lilliana Rose ๐ŸŒน

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Catching up

The other day I caught up with my sister from interstate. Of course it was over coffee! I did mention that we should get a picture together, but conversation took over.

So this is the only photo of the outing, two cups of coffee! But of course the conversation is where is needs to be, in my heart. Itโ€™s easy to get caught up in photos to mark the catch up, but sometimes itโ€™s more important to follow the flow of the words being spoken and share life instead of pausing forgetting the flow all for the sake of a snapshot.

Lilliana Rose ๐ŸŒน

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