No name-finished before I left
one of three done on new Mirrix looom
|Marge and Chene-a visit both enjoyed for almost 2 years. |
Marge helped me train him to be gentle with fragile people.
He always minded her and protected her from all perceived threats
-some times good sometimes not so good.
|Marge and favourite Hagen loom|
|4 of Marge's pieces including Skunk Cabbage|
It amazes me how age effects different people. My Uncle Ray and Aunt Donna are roughly the same age as my father. They are still snow skiing and running all over creation. My father is the same age is house bound and can barely walk and function. He does love the puppy I found for him a couple of months ago. It is so odd watching people talk around and over him like he’s not there by people who are professionals that should know better. It’s like one becomes invisible when one reaches a certain age. it's either that or people lapse into baby talk with the elderly. It’s no wonder that some of the old retreat into themselves. The bad part is that we do it in love, kindness and duty. I need to keep telling myself this while trying to deal with another family member. It all makes me wonder how Spencer and I’ll approach old age. Does make one think.
|So Sought After, First place Small Expressions|
|Village Wools Class, Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Favourite Cartoon found on my loom one morning in Albuquerque with Fluffy becoming Chene. In case you can't read the text it says Chene/Fluffy decided to test a long standing rule: Never mess with Grandma while she is weaving.|
|So many Clouds, taken in the midle of a cloud burst|
|Silver Repousse Milagros|
In the Craft Museum in Santa Fe I saw some beautiful silver work both modern and several hundred Milagros.
|More Silver Milagros|
|Detail of Irvin Trujillo's Ikat|
|The Whole Rug-Thanks for allowing me to use these images Irvin!|
|Chamayo purses woven by Shirley Gallegos|
I acquired a lovely beater that fits my hand nicely and is the right size for my hand from Al Snipes. Thank you- AL- I love it. Your work is so beautiful. Also, the wooden needle that I am going to be sharing. I can hardly wait to receive the 3 other beaters that I am purchasing for my students to try-a left handed, right handed and an ambidextrous in beautiful cherry and walnut. Still love my Shannock and fork beaters. The shaping of All’s beaters may be a little easier on my hand though. I am definitely looking at more hand surgery in the very near future. My thumb decided to finish locking up on this trip.
|Storm Clous and Hoodoos|
|Hopi Embroidery or Brocade|