Friday, July 9, 2010

A Hive of Colorful Crochet

Here we are at the end of another week. I spent most of my creative time working on my website and logo. I enjoy Photoshop and am even getting the hang of Illustrator! I had a great time designing my "bee" and my "hive". I even made a button, as you can see on the left. I would love it if you grabbed one!

I am really thrilled to be a part of this online artistic community. I feel like I am part of something very special and very genuine. I don't feel like I have to do anything other than be myself to fit in. I love that! There has been so much support and activity that it makes me feel like no mountain is insurmountable. After two years of bitter heartache and pain, I am ready for healing and growth. I also want to put some positive energy into this world by supporting everyone that crosses my path.

Last week I was in the flow of creativity. I still feel it, and am ready to start working on new basket designs. I am concentrating on color and design in my crochet and it is really inspiring me to try new stitches. Here are my latest creations. What do you think?

Black and red basket using long single stitch.


Aqua and apple green basket using the long single stitch.


Red and aqua basket with diamond pattern.


Apple green and purple basket with diamond pattern.


Close-up of green and purple basket.

18 comments:

Jo said...

What a very creative and busy bee you've been this week!! Such gorgeously colourful baskets - I love the shimmery yarn - so pretty! And your badge is great - very clear image and the slogan is wonderful too. Woohoo! Sooo much to celebrate - you must be buzzing, hunnie!! ;o)
Hugs xxxx

Carrie Schmitt said...

I love these--how clever! I'll have to remember these for holiday gifts. Lovely, blog too! Can I join as a follower--I didn't see that option. Take care, fellow flyer!

Donna Heart said...

Oh they're just gorgeous! Love that black and red one - I'm thinking Christmas presents :)

Dawn said...

Your bee & hive design looks awesome! I love Photoshop, but I haven't tried Illustrator yet...will have to check it out. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment :)

sonyamacdesigns said...

I luv the Aqua and apple green basket

Donna Heart said...

Melissa - I AM sooo impressed that you know what a Geraldton Wax is !!! lol! That is impressive ha! And awesome to hear that you've been for a trip here as well - I hope you had a great time! I spent 11 months travelling the states about 15 years ago and I've never met more hospitable people - I was overwhelmed with welcome at every turn! Have a great week , x donna

Jacqueline said...

Your creations are soo beautiful! I love the colors lots too! So happy i came by today to visit you here! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Melissa, thank you so much for telling me the name of these flowers on my post today! I forgot to ask the florist the name of those flowers when i picked it up. Love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Liv @ Choosing Beauty said...

So pretty & vibrant!
Just FYI, when I click on your name on my blog, it takes me to your Blogger profile, but that doesn't have a link to your blog. I got here via Twitter. Have a lovely afternoon!

Kerri said...

wow- how long does that take? they are gorgeous and the colors brilliant!

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

I've never seen anything quite like them! They are like jewels :) and I love the colors too!

Karin said...

wonderful! Just checked out your website....looks great!

jasperandblue said...

Your work is beautiful and I love the bright colours.
They're very unique and you are so talented and congratulations on your website... YAY!!!

Juliette Crane said...

super beautiful work! and i am loving your blog-amazed at your goal list :) you are so inspiring! i am so glad we can stay connected after flying lessons! your website looks absolutely beautiful! congratulations!

best wishes!
juliette

Robin Norgren-Well of Creations said...

you did it! great job and way to go riding the creative surge sparked from Flying Lessons

aspecialjourneyofmyown said...

Hi Lisa

Visiting from FL to stop by and say congratulations, this is a very cool space! Hope you are loving all the attention

Beth

Monica@The White Bench said...

They are gorgeous, Melissa! Your work is amazing!
Monicax.

Johwey Redington said...

Such vibrant colors! My favorite is the green and purple - very refreshing to the eyes!