It's a blustery, wet, dark, dank day, the kind that lazy days indoors were made for so productivity here has been zero. So online and messing around was the order for the day. Meanwhile in my mind is whirring the cogs of creativity, where can I go that will give me the satisfaction I need.
Off I trot to read some crafty, artistic blogs and I was enjoying immersing myself in other people's inventiveness when I learned of this tragic news. I had followed and really relished the inspiring influence of artist, illustrator, sculptor and crafter Vanessa of the Do You Mind If I Knit blog. Many people linked to her crochet tutorials as the definitive way to learn the craft.
It's disheartening and, whatever happened, she will be missed by her readers. She hadn't blogged in a long while and it was already a disappointment when clicking on her blog brought no new goodies. I can only hope she knew how well thought of she was and how many people she encouraged.
Some of Vanessa's work: