This morning while I was stitching near the window, a cardinal flew up to my balcony to eat some seed the chickadees and finches had knocked out of the feeder. The flash of red reminded me that, a few weeks ago, it was the sight of a cardinal in my backyard that inspired me to add deep red to my current embroidery piece.
One thing I love about embroidery: I can take it anywhere. A couple mornings ago, my "studio" was the Lady Killigrew Cafe at the Montague Bookmill, where I watched the rushing water of the Sawmill River as I stitched.
That morning I also made good progress on a lace shawl. I can't reveal details of the design or the color just yet, but how about an artfully obscured black-and-white image?
Much as I love my home, I also love working on creative projects away from home. The change of scenery, sounds, and light is invigorating. And it's nice to be surrounded by others who are writing, sketching, reading, dayreaming. Do you have a favorite spot away from home for your creative work?