The shapeshifter

Crafts, creativity, Felted Animals, Knitting, My paintings, My Sketch Book

These last couple of days have been busy… Amongst swimming, a pub dinner with friends, a chiropractor appointment, finishing to write a rather lenghty blog post to keep my draft folder happy, dog walking and a good-bye meet up with some of boy’s friends who are moving back to New Zealand, I managed to needle-felt a new owl, get quite a bit of knitting done on a sock and today I made this painting:


I called it The Shapeshifter.

I wanted to draw it with pencils at first, but half-way through I just couldn’t resist reaching out for my watercolours and brushes.

There is something I find incredibly satisfying about playing with water and colours…

The new owl is called Petunia:


I’m toying with the idea of putting some needle-felted animals for sale on Etsy in 2016… I’m not sure yet…

and the sock hasn’t been named yet…


It’s funny that somehow, I managed to do a bit of knitting, a painting and a needle-felted owl in just a couple of days, just before the very end of this year. I usually go through phases.

As I reflect on my stats, like my other fellow bloggers on WordPress, I can’t help but thinking that I still don’t really know what this blog is about.

It’s like water. It takes the shape of my life, somehow.

I’m a bit of a shapeshifter myself, I suppose… As I choose different mediums, like wool or watercolour or photography or words… And I love them all.

“Jack-of-all-trades is master of none” I have heard. Possibly… But I hope I am not too boring, at least!

Thank you very much to all of you who have read me this year and took the time to leave comments under my posts. It means the world to me. You made me feel worthy and like I was a part of a little online community! So thank you deeply to every single one of you for coming here.

I wish you all the best for 2016 – May your life be full of creativity, love, laughter, cats, warmth, nice walks in nature and full of discoveries, new finds, new ideas, new places, new sounds, new views and new friends!

Happy New Year!


6 thoughts on “The shapeshifter

  1. I also used to fret about my blog being too “shape shifting” (I like that!) because I drifted from exclusively writing about my experience as an immigrant to writing about my art and everyday family life not strictly pertaining to our experience as immigrants. I finally just decided that it was my blog to write about whatever I pleased and people would either like it or they wouldn’t. It seems people accept it for what it is. I’m certain some people ignore my art posts and just read the more travel ones and other people come for the art posts but ignore the posts that document family life. It’s fine. I’m not trying to make a living from blogging and I’ve nothing to promote so I don’t have to worry about likability. Write what you feel inspired to write!

    As to Etsy, yes! Do it! You won’t know if you don’t try. And I’m being a hypocrite as I’ve contemplated selling online for over a year and still haven’t done it but I’m determined that I will do so in 2016. Let’s challenge ourselves to do it, shall we?

    1. :) yes you’re right!, we shall! :D (Although I do love using “shan’t” whenever I get a chance because it sounds so… proper. But in this case, we shall :)

      1. I think the first time I heard someone saying “shan’t” it was Prince Charles, in a documentary on the Carpathian mountains :)

  2. Heehee, I especially love your little felt owl! Needle felting is something I really want to learn this year myself. You should definitely give selling on Etsy a go… The setup takes a bit of time, but the site is easy to use and publishing a listing literally costs PENNIES. Good luck! 😀

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