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On identity (and dragons): Studio Notes #30

I was excited to find Well Fed Creative on Instagram: thoughtful weekly briefs, which suit me better
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On identity (and dragons): Studio Notes #30
By Studio Miranda  • Issue #30 • View online
I was excited to find Well Fed Creative on Instagram: thoughtful weekly briefs, which suit me better than the typical daily prompts of most photo challenges. This week’s is identity. 
Which has been very much on my mind lately. I’ve come to think a lot of my current stress comes down to hanging on to an outdated sense of who I am. I haven’t figured out what to do with this understanding; I’m just sitting with it. Trying to focus more on creative expression, in whatever form, and less on goals or success markers. I know I’m not alone in working through this need. So here’s another newsletter full of random inspirations – and my two newest designs.

Did you ever wish you could channel the strength of a dragon?
I admit it’s a lot to ask of a knitted accessory. But that’s what I was thinking of when I designed Haku and Chihiro – companion one-skein cowls using the dragonscale stitch pattern. I love the thought of casing my vulnerable neck in steely yet elegant dragonskin. And I really love how this looks. 
Haku uses silky fingering yarn and beads for a glamorous, grown-up accessory with a flared base. Chihiro is a straight tube in worsted weight that makes a quick gift knit for kids or adults. As a loyal subscriber, you can use the code HEREBEDRAGONS for 40% off either or both!
Incidentally, the names come from Miyazaki’s anime classic Spirited Away. It took me ages to find a named dragon who wasn’t scary – which probably shouldn’t have surprised me, and yet. Do you find the idea of wrapping your neck in protective but totally elegant dragonskin as appealing as I do? 
Enjoy this
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And finally
Happy making!
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