Full Moons…

Full moons are good for...

Inspired by Shilo Shiv Suleman.


Bugle the Baby Elephant

Bugle the Baby Elephant

Bugle the Baby Elephant, design by Susan Claudino

This was a super enjoyable knit! I suspect he might be only the first of a whole herd… ;)

The yarn I used is Manos del Uruguay Maxima in Rocky Road.


This Week I Am…

Kirsty Logan - The Gracekeepers

Kirsty Logan – The Gracekeepers

This week I am:

watching Haider, which has one of my all-time favourite jodis: Vishal Bhardwaj and Shahid Kapoor ;

golluming over colourful chevron patterned washi tape;

treating myself to bucketfuls of hot, sweet, milky masala chai: Celestial Seasonings Chai Tea India Spice with plenty of coconut-almond milk;

eating 95% chocolate and candied ginger (divine combo!);

reading The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan — quite possibly the prettiest book cover of the year!;

doodling with a white gel pen on the cover of sand coloured Moleskine Cahier journals;

sewing a dragon (actually, now sewing yet — I’m still only cutting the fabric…);

looking forward to celebrating midsummer in about a week’s time;

knitting a pair of socks — lace and yummy hand dyed yarn;

sleeping, so much;

craving homemade sourdough bread with cheese and alfalfa sprouts;

sadly missing out on yet another one of my best friends’ 40th b’day celebrations (because I’m way too ill to leave the bed/sofa);

experimenting in my art journal, having fun with hand lettering and a Japanese fude pen on inky (Golden High Flow acrylic paint) backgrounds;


The format of this post is inspired by a post my favourite author Maggie O’Farrell made a while back.


Currently on the Needles

Monos Locos Socks (Countess Ablaze yarn)

Monos Locos

I’m knitting a heavily modified version of the Los Monos Locos socks (a toe-up version of Cookie A’s Monkeys), using Lady Persephone yarn hand dyed by Countess Ablaze. The colourway is Baked! Taste the Lotus and Forget the Way Home.

(Sadly, the photo doesn’t do justice at all to the amazingly deep, rich and vibrant colours.)

Stillness is…


»stillness is not the absence of thought.
stillness is prior to both the absence and the presence.
it cannot be created, but it can be found.«

~ wu hsin


Luminous Beings Are We





This Week I Am…

Fisher Space Pen Bullet Fuchsia Flurry

Fisher Space Pen Bullet Fuchsia Flurry

This week I am…

golluming over my new pen, a Fisher Space Pen (it can write at any angle, even upside down = perfect for writing while lying down!);

drinking homemade carrot juice with chlorella, wheatgrass, lime and ginger;

reading and enjoying The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black;

watching the very last season of the absolutely brilliant tv-series White Collar (love Love LOVE! ) and crushing on Neal Caffrey (obvs!);

drawing polar bears;

wearing starry night sky-coloured nail polish, and rosewood mala bracelets;

feeling immensely grateful for the new sense of relief and freedom in my life, since the court ruled in my favour a couple of months back (HURRAH!!);

sewing saddle-stitched inserts out of black drawing paper (and bright cyan coloured thread!) for my Traveler’s Journal, to doodle in with gel pens.


What about you?


5 Things

Moomin paper clip

5 things that are making me feel very happy right now:

» White Collar (tv-series)
» Nag Champa incense sticks
» Payne’s Gray (colour)
» Space/galaxy patterned washi tape
» Moomin paper clips



Currently on the Needles…

Wisteria Scarf, Malabrigo Rasta

Wisteria Scarf (modified), in Malabrigo Rasta


That Strange Happiness…

that strange happiness

that strange happiness…

This is a page in my art journal. I’ve never shared anything from the journal before, so this is a first. Only for you, Maggie.

I hear you’re not particularly fond of stick figures… ;) Well, this was the next best thing; it’s not for lack of trying.

I’m very much a beginner at this. Everything about painting and lettering is new-to-me, and I’m learning as I go. Here I was experimenting with acrylic paint & acrylic paint pens. It doesn’t feel finished at all to me, but I ran out of time…

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