o hai.. i haz returned :)

so I’m back with some nice stories and a (very) little bit of knitting. This holiday I’ve taken a big decision that will affect my hobbies greatly. I dropped one of my master studies and will now only focus on urbanism. I guess sometimes we make decisions we think are best for us only to find out that it’s hasn’t turned out that way, and it’s not making us happy. I guess the more I thought about it the more I realized I enjoyed urbanism much more than architecture, and tho I’m interested in the subject, I’m not willing to commit to it as much as the discipline requires. My intrests and hobbies are far too widespread to be focussed on just one thing. I guess in a way I like architecture because it’s the mother of all other arts, but I’m interested in the childeren more than the mom…hehe.. I’m a little kid πŸ˜›

Urbanism on the other had has much more to offer (imo). Urbanism is all about the city and how people move through it.. how it becomes a living and breathing thing with it’s own character and identity. Urbanism is like playing Sim City on a huge scale πŸ˜€ Ofcourse I COULD’ve known… I completely missed the signs πŸ˜› one of my all-time fave games is Age of Empires (or Starcraft… or Halo Wars… or theme park…. aaaargh). Whatever it was it’s always been about creating some sort of village or park or hospital (remember theme hospital? :P). About organizing spaces and flows and movement on the larger scale rather than the facades and ornaments of one piece of the puzzle :).

Don’t get me wrong tho, I like the detailed work… after all.. I did spend 5 years studying building technology……… 😐 talk about details….LOL (for the people who don’t know what building technology is: it’s all about the phase between the architects design and the contractor who builds it. Here’s where design work is being transformed into technical blue-prints so the contractor can start building.

Anyway, this means I’ll have a significant amount LESS stress than before, which means I have more TIME to spend on my hobbies, and this means I’ll FINALLY have time to add drawing, journaling and art back into my life πŸ˜€

So let me tell you what I’ve been doing this last week πŸ™‚

We went to france and stopped by in Paris πŸ˜€

The view from the hotel was weird… but who cares! We had a blast πŸ˜€ Anyway ofcourse I’ve also been knitting and being productive πŸ™‚ I’ve been working on the arisaig a little but I’m still not done with the back.. I had to use straight needles on this one because I don’t own a set of circular 2,5mm ones, but it’s terrible.. I HATE straight needles.. they’re too heavy… πŸ˜›

I’ve also been working on the Shipwreck a little but because of the small beads it’s almost as if there’s no progress at all…. I think I’ll skip the beads for a few rounds and start adding them again after 10 rounds, creating a gradient in between.. I really do need the beads for the weight of the whole thing.. but this way it’s just not going anywhere…

You might also remember little Sackboy 1.0 from the previous post. But now it’s time to meet sackboy 2.0! At least… he’s still in progress so you can’t really meet him/ or her yet πŸ˜› but anyway here’s his little legs, body and his huge head… I’m working on the first arm right now, and I must say it’s getting better than the first one already.. There’s a whoooole lot of sackboys on rav so you might want to check those out :D:D:D

And last but not least: I dug up an old project which I want to finish this holiday πŸ˜€

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