• Art, Craft and Creativity

    Crocheting … loops and chains …

    That’s really all it is, loops over loops over loops.  I know, many people are bewildered by the odd words, images and details and to some, it looks like magic.  But it’s really just making chains.  It’s history, much like macrame is from men making fishing nets a long, long time ago. My history with it goes back to the summer between grammar school and high school, which found me keeping occupied with my various interests (even back then), and crocheting was my newest one.  I used a money gift from my grandparents and bought some yarn, a hook and a crochet magazine and sat down to teach myself how…

  • Art, Craft and Creativity

    …many and various types of interests …

    is the definition of my blog title. Many interests which I love to share. It’s my hope that I can provide encouragement to help you find something you enjoy.  Maybe you will be encouraged to step out and try something, like reading a new book, or maybe reading a new genre, or even trying out reading some fiction.  Or maybe trying a new craft or picking up an old craft that you used to do.  Or trying to draw or trying something else completely different than something I’ve done and starting your own blog and encouraging others with what you love to do. FloCat

  • Art, Craft and Creativity

    Trees

    Trees …  majestic, beautiful, humbling, God’s living sculptures.  They provide cool shade in the hot summer, color in the fall, interest to a landscape in the winter, hope and beauty in the spring.  They drink up gallons and gallons of water and return it to us in the form of oxygen.  They provide homes for birds and all manner of wildlife.  They come in all shapes and sizes and colors. When I studied art, we talked about huge outdoor sculptures as “drawings in the sky”.  Trees are God’s drawings in the sky.  As I take my walks in our park, each time I notice a new tree and a new composition.  Whether it’s how…