Freitag, 12. September 2014

YOUR Personal Freeform CAL! - Week 17

You wanna create your own personal freeform blanket?
Whenever you start it,
I will always post your pictures
on my page Dada Neon Crochet & add it to our CAL photo album!
If you wanna join this freeform adventure you can find the first project here!


The post is REALLY late this week.
But it was a hard week full of sorrows
& appointments & I need concentration to do it.
It's finally weekend & even I get the decision
if I have the opportunity to take a break from my studies
on Monday I'm quite relaxed since yesterday...
It looks good! ;-)
And it's wonderful to have my lovely friend Sarah here from Scotland/Aberdeen!
 Less pain than last week by the way, yay!

 This week I have to talk about a disorder.
I have an explanation now
for a lot of things that caused me problems during my whole life.
I have to write about it
because most of us NEVER receive this diagnose
& are suffering every day because of it.
It's a typical disorder creative persons & artists have
& I'm already sure I'm not the only one in this CAL Club.
It was first indirectly mentioned in this book for children,
the "Struwwelpeter" by Heinrich Hoffmann.
It's a cruel book but Heinrich Hoffmann was a psychologist
& has actually written down some important contents of modern psychology...

You might have read this book -
it's translated in many different languages since 1845.
My disorder is described in
"The Story of Johnny Look-in-the-Air".

We have to start in the childhood.
I've always been a damn talented daydreamer.
And was quite obsessed by creative things like painting & crafts.
The same with books.
Other children are getting bored quite fast -
I could just totally lose myself in it.
My mother called my name because of dinner -
again & again.
I've always been chaotic.
And blocked. I was asked to tidy up my room -
I didn't do it - you could find me reading instead, dreaming
or creating something.
Homework? I've claimed I've done it. ;-)
I was actually a quiet child but I could explode spontaneously...
A reason for getting kicked out of schools...

Maybe you think now:
Hey, sounds familiar!
Then you are maybe one of the many persons
who never got the diagnose: ADD.
Attention deficit disorder.
WITHOUT the "H" in it.
We aren't hyperactive, we are the opposite.
We don't disturb as much as our hyperactive "brothers"
(more girls suffer from the dreamer-ADD
while ADHD is more a boys-problem).
That's a huge problem because we often don't get help.
And if we don't get help we will have huge problems as grown-ups.

There are also positive things about this attention disorder...
We are often quite bright -
we are good in finding new solutions.
Inventions & art are often caused by
an ADD/ADHD brain -
a psychologist friend told me
we have left our trees & coves
because of persons like us.
We are bringing the world forward
but we often struggle in life.

"Procraftination", a talent to avoid other important things
like household, paperwork or exams for example.
We aren't good in completing projects -
many unfinished WIPs...
We are living more in the present than other persons.
Also because our memory is pretty bad. :-(
If we don't write down things we just forget about them!
We have problems with money 
because we aren't good in planning for a month.
And we usually work in lower jobs than we should -
because we can only learn for exams & so on
with pressure. Extraordinary effective! But the problem is:
Too much stress can lead to depression
& then we are blocked & unable to do anything anymore. 
We are buying more yarn than we actually need.
We have problems in partnerships -
we hyperfocus on crocheting for example
& the partner feels ignored.
We don't listen to important things
or simply forget about them.
Because we can't give the full attention
when we are living our biggest talent - hyperfocus.
Our partners have to do more in the household
& often carry responsibilities we should take.
We often tend to have drug problems.
Because we instinctively try to self-medicate us.
Coffee is damn important, too.

We are actually natural born princesses & princes:
We should sit in a castle while crocheting & dreaming all day.
Our servants & secretaries should solve the rest.
But life is no fairytale & there are ways to bring our life in structure.
Don't be sad if you seem to be a princess-look-in-the-air, too.
I'm pretty happy after this diagnose!
Because I have possibilities now to improve my life!
And because I'm not lazy or crazy!
(A damn good article by Shari Schreiber is to find here...)
It's never to late & we can achieve a lot
with more structure & diet & sports.
With writing down EVERYTHING.


So, time to say "Thank you!"
to all my lovely official 31 CAL friends
& of course to our secret members as well!

Lovely greeting straight from the heart to
my friend Roberta,
it's so beautiful to see your beautiful creations growing -
there are so many extraordinary creative works growing
on your private profile!
Jodie who is also a huge fan of Zooty Owl patterns,
show me your Cosmos Fields Shawl when it's done,
I so need one, too!
Greetings to Ulrike in Austria &
my friend Gwenda in Australia -
thank you so much for your support
from the other side of this planet!
Sandy of Sandy's Sundries (lots of wonderful creations in her Etsy-Shop!) -
this weeks project is based on her idea
& I already know what to expect,
can't wait to see your puzzle piece!
Alicia of Marcalic's Creations -
I so loved your onesie pic you have posted last week!
I'm still searching for my perfect one -
maybe I should just crochet me one! ;-)
Marina & with our beloved Freeform Crochet World Group!
Such an important home for us freeformers.
It amazes me every day to see
the unique freeformed works in your group!
So good to have you as our host in this wonderful place!
And your Freeform Crochet World!
 If you are searching for free Freeform Crochet Tutorials
follow this link... It will lead you to her
first article about her freeform passion
& in the end you will find the linklist to
all her fantastic & free photo tutorials...
(Snovej Crafts on facebook if you don't wanna miss her posts...)
Anouk of Een steekje verder -
at the moment she has a give-away on her page... ;-)
 MariaElena - she has celebrated her birthday this week
& has received a wonderful present from her chosen prince:
A yarn-cupboard with lots of space, wonderful! :-)
Thank you for your lovely greetings, MariaElena!
You make me smile every day!
Lin with Crochet in Colour & her Etsy-Shop -
 It's wonderful to see how you Ladies support each other -
Lin has tested Jenny's amazing new mandala pattern,
what a beautiful creation!

Shawn of Dragonbird Creations,
 such a wonderful pattern designer & CAL friend!
I hope many people will have such a cool
Faux Freeform Hood in the future!
Don't wanna be without mine anymore!
Lisbeth... You are awesome!
If you haven't joined your local art club yet
PLEASE do it!
Creations like your expressionistic Madonna
should be shown in art galleries, I love it!

Lovely greetings to Jane in Scotland
& to your beautiful country!
I'm living with two wonderful persons from Scotland & we can't wait
 for the referendum results of the scottish independence...
Tracy of Eden Reborn - I can't get enough of your patterns!
I'm so busy at the moment but I just had to crochet your cowl!
I love this stitch & it was so fast to create!
The free pattern is to find here... ;-)

Jenny with her beautiful page Craft Cove & her blog -
her Tree Mandala Pattern is still 50 % off for her CAL friends...
Use the code on "Dada CAL" on Ravelry
if you wanna have this pattern, too!

Donna with her fab page Walker's Whimsies,
I love your freeform style with your tiny details!
(I'm far to unpatient for such artistic expressions!)
Anne, please create your own page!
Your works are so special,
more people should see it!
Zelna of Zooty Owl - thank you for being a friend!
My Happy Days CAL has grown again,
I will send you my next project pics as soon
I've completed my popcorn flower squares!
Already in progress, can't wait to go on.
I can't count the blankets I've crocheted in my life
but today I've realized that the Happy-Days-Blanket
is my first one created with a pattern, haha! :-)
I love it & I can't wait to see it completed!

Monique of Yemanja - You have created such a beautiful
purse with 2 puzzle pieces! Here we can see a picture,
what a beautiful eye (The heart is part of the collage!)!

Saskia our "MalleSas", thank you for supporting me
with kind words, means so much to me!
I love your family project,
have to create some of these leaves, too!
Cilly with her beautiful colour choices,
can't wait to see your blanket grow!
Michi with her wow-page "Knittenfee" -
 so much passion for yarn on this page!
 Brenda - I hope you will go on with your freeform adventure!
Enna (Mishook aka Strikkeliese & her blog Mishook) -
I'm in Leipzig quite soon,
would be wonderful to meet you in real life!
(I will message you!)
 Nancy - it's great fun to see all your creations grow
in the freeform crochet world group!
Such a good idea to add wings to your Swirly Heart creation!
Judy - I hope you will go on with your freeform project,
just take your time! ;-)
Nora - your favourite movie project is awesome!
I was so amazed when I have discovered your wonderful Avatar-puzzle-piece!
Jacqui of Hooky Delights. - I've seen you also fell in love
with the bullion stitch! So damn easy & fun with the right methods!
Denise with her beautiful pages!
I didn't know that she has a beautiful Etsy-Shop & also a Facebook page!
She has just published her Facebook page,
would be lovely if you would give it a visit!
Alex is really already a true crocheter -
instead of completing his zodiac-project
he is growing flowers for another puzzle piece!
I hope I can show you his next projects soon!
You can never have enough WIPs! ;-)

So, here we can have a look at new progress pictures!

 And the first family-projects...

So, you have already seen the picture for this week's project
but what is it about?
Sandy & Alex told me about an idea:
To yarnpaint a place you love most.
Your favourite environment.
Maybe it's a special place where you have been in your life,
maybe there's nothing better for you to have long walks in a forest,
maybe you just love to spend time in the mountains,
maybe the place you love most is the ocean.
Maybe it's your garden!
It's New York? Why not? Some people prefer huge cities!
For me the most beautiful places are castles next to the sea.
In Scotland you find a lot of this places for example
& I so love to spend time on a place
with exactly this combination.
I've yarnpainted a castle - in neon of course!
And the ocean next to it.
It's actually a bullion stitch puzzle piece,
I don't wanna start counting them
but they are quite dominant in this picture...
I wanted to publish the bullion tutorial this week
but it has to wait until tomorrow...
REALLY, I promise! ;-)
It was just an idea I got into my head.
I've tried it & it works perfectly for me...
Actually you come forward faster than with other stitches
& for yarnpainting it's ideal.
My favourite stitch now,
I NEVER expected to write this one day! ;-)

 I can't wait to see your most beloved environments & places!


I love to prepare YOUR ideas so let me know 
what else you want to have in your CALs!

Stay awesome you wonderful princesses & princes,
your friend Dada or Julia!

Let me see your art in Marina's Freeform Crochet World Group, on Dada Neon Crochet or Ravelry

1 Kommentar:

  1. Such a lovely honest post Julia! So many beautiful growing works of art and your Happy Days blanket is looking neonly awesome!!!! xxxxxx