Crescents for interest

Even though made of a patterned silk, I decided that the yellow roof was too plain.

I like it better now.

Before. With a different moon as well

Finn says hello and it’s raining. No snowing. No raining.

A few short term goals: delete a few thousand photos from my phone; mend a frayed cuff on one of my favorite zip-up sweatshirts; tend to some correspondence; get a decent hair cut (I might go short again).

What are some of your short term goals?

23 thoughts on “Crescents for interest

  1. Marti

    Only one short term goal but it probably will turn into a long term one and that is to learn belly dancing, not the way I do it, but properly. This all came about because every new year, I have this ritual of listening and dancing to some of my favorite music on Youtube. Always Boffyflow and Spike by the Irish group The Chieftains and Van Morrison is top of the list. You would think that I would attempt an Irish jig when listening to this but this piece of music has, to me, Middle Eastern elements so off I go, hips shaking, belly rolling.

    This year I thought why not learn how to do this properly. At 75, I am still a short, small woman but gravity has given me the belly that is good for this type of dancing and well, I have always had “dancing” hips! I learned that my town offers belly dancing classes BUT they are offered at night and I no longer drive at night…So I found my classroom on Youtube and while I don’t do this on a daily basis, slowly, when the urge hits, I do enter this classroom.

    1. deemallon Post author

      Fantastic goal! And Irish dancing is, in my view, kind of a bore with the ramrod straight back and immobile arms. You’re too connected to your feminine side for that!

  2. ravenandsparrow

    Yes, the dark crescents link back to the other darks (and reds) in the composition and pull them together well. Finn is so cute. I see his muzzle is getting white…my dog also. My goal is to post to my blog every week whether I have anything to say or not.

  3. Tina

    Yes love the color and movement added to the roof top .. looks really great. Also looking at getting my haircut way shorter .. already made my appointment for Feb. 8th. Have a quilt that I want to get finished .. wanted to give it to my grandson when he moved into the dorms. Now I’m hoping I’ll be able to give it to him when he completes that first year of college .. it’s been a bit difficult but he’s hanging in there. My twin grandsons have Autism so although a lot of kids have a difficult time adjusting that first year .. he’s been having a few added challenges.

    1. deemallon Post author

      I’m happy to hear that your grandson is hanging in. Kudos to him! And I’m sure he’ll be happy to have his handmade quilt for sophomore year!

  4. RainSluice

    yup, love the new roof.
    Hi, Finnieboy sweetie pie guard dog!
    Goals. Gosh. When I see a person (while walking the dog of course), I want to try to “walk in their shoes” – it’ll be in my imagination of course, however lame.
    Your other post (w/recent prompt) I must get to and read. really read.
    Last night we watched “Banshees of Inisherin”. dark, sheit. I think I must be a direct descent of Shivon. Just kidding… but her lash-outs sounded like they were coming from my own head.

    1. deemallon Post author

      It was a bleak movie to be sure. There were a couple of funny (maybe even hilarious) lines but overall it was so dark I can’t understand it being classified as a comedy.

  5. Nancy

    We smiled at Finney-Boy! Did he notice? Is he balanced on the back of the couch or is this pic an optical illusion?
    Goal, eh? Well, besides just getting through…my goal is to go through, share, condense the children’s books. Well, maybe I’m cheating here, since I have already done so much of that! lol

  6. debgorr

    I am going back and forth and back and forth about the hair cut thing. 🙂 And now that I am settled into a rhythm of daily mark making and posting, to get back to sewing.

  7. Marti

    I had a friend who solved the long/short hair issue: she had shoulder length hair that she kept in winter to stay warm and she bought a short wig to wear in summer, tucking up her long hair. I never understood how the short wig really helped on hot days but she was happy with her solution.

    For years, I was twisted around: would cut my hair in winter, short, a shag, a pixie style and then grow it out in summer…now, it is just a simple bob, a little below my chin, made interesting when I get the urge to cut/trim and I do it myself, never knowing how irregular the back will be…

    And then there is color: In my 20’s I decided to “frost” my hair to see if blondes have more fun…do they still frost hair these days! Found that hair color made no difference in fun…then in my 50’s, I was starting to get my Irish grove on, I had auburn, reddish streaks put in my hair because I felt at 50, I need to look feisty! So glad I got that out of my system. Now my hair consists of myriad shades of gray, a few actual white hairs and I simply tell myself that I am a sliver goddess!.


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