Having a hobby is great, especially if that hobby provides you a space to be creative. We can usually find Paige, one of our Research and Education Librarians, with a pair of needles in her hands knitting and a vibrant yarn between her fingers. She’s even taken some time over the years to expand her hobby to spinning yarn from fiber and weaving on a small loom. During her time at Dartmouth, Paige has knit a number of interesting projects, including an Octopus Sweater for one of her coworkers, and enthusiastically chatted with students about their own projects or desire to try knitting.
While she’s still knitting during this time, Paige has put down her knitting needles to give painting a try. Using Zoom and Youtube, a group of friends that normally got together in person met for a virtual paint and sip. The painting of choice? A blank and white landscape labeled “easy”:
We thought that using only two colors would make it easier to paint – we were so wrong! Even my friends daughter was complaining that everything looked like a gray blob and hers looked better than all of ours. I’m happy with it now that it’s dry and found that I actually enjoyed painting… though I’ll probably still invest most of my money into knitting supplies.
Interested in giving painting a try? We recommend using curbside pickup or having your supplies shipped directly to you. Paige searched “easy paint and sip” on youtube to find the landscape the group decided to paint while at a distance.
This post was written by Paige Scudder, Research and Education Librarian for the Biomedical Libraries.