|Flying time on a tether. A new concept|
in getting nowhere fast. A new toy for me.
What a concept!
|Too Little-Too Late|
Too little/ Too late is ready to be cut off the loom. It is finally finished in the last two days. It’s the second part of a triptych. The big piece. It should have been done two weeks ago, but life intervened with a wicked, wicked, wicked cold and completely stalled life. Parts of it are still revisiting me after 5 pm everyday-sore throat and cough, but at least I am functioning.
|The first two parts of the|
Hopefully I can start working on the new piece and getting the studio re- arranged the way I want it. Some progress today I bought a handheld phone that can be by the loom yesterday-very small step, but important. Tomorrow Spencer has promised to help move some furniture and rugs.
|one more basket to vege in.|
|Always one more day|
Anyway, this is all really just too boring that everything involving me came to a complete halt. The rest of the world and time traveled on. Etc, etc, et al.
From Latin, abbreviation of et (“and”) + alii (“others”) and its forms and derivatives.Pronunciation IPA: /etˈɑl/ Abbreviation et al. 1. And others; to complete a list, especially of people, as authors of a published work.Usage notes-Formerly, this was preferred by some over etc. for lists of people in all contexts. At present the two abbreviations are used synonymously in many contexts for completing lists.Synonyms etc.
|3 weeks of growth-not good|
Okay, okay time to quit feeling sorry for myself and get on and over it. It’s catch up time again.
|Somethings think it's spring|
Bee on Blooming Rosemary
As I have looked at the finished piece yesterday and today, it’s been interesting experience trying to duplicate a sunset that is dirty and polluted. Usually I am going for vibrant colours like the 2 Konas that were just juried into the ATA Passages 2 exhibit. In the end I greyed the colour out and used fairly opposite chene to muddy the colour. The next question was shine or sheen vs. dull. When dealing with rayon’s and embroidery floss there is a great deal of drama or lack of drama that can be controlled by manipulating sheen, shine and lack of or dullness. In the process it seems to have greyed down the intense yellows and oranges in the sun just being near them. BUT, greys are always vampires when it comes to colour.
|Rosemary messing with levels|
I have been having a great time playing with my Camera. Lynn Harts article on Photography on the ATA page is one of the best articles and explanations that I have read in years. I have been having playing with my camera-lights, darks, value changes etc. Taking pictures in the almost dark for different effects of texture.
|Rosemary the other end of levels|
I am really nuts about the symbol of bio hazards. I like their shape. They look like a stylized flower. A thing of beauty with deadly often everlasting effects.
For some reason I had problems with the puzzle grid. I started with 5 and ended with 7 an appropriate magic number-coincidental loss of place or…(?) LOL
|Night light rabbit band|
by invitation only
Chene has gotten so lazy in the last two weeks he doesn’t want to get off the bed or the chair I am on. He’s decided he likes being lazy. He was really upset when he had to go down by the river in the rain for his session with the trainer. I was off the hook and taking photographs of the hand signals which I can never remember Which Mike the dog trainer pointed out I should have used my IPOD Video thingy. Hand signals are a series of movements not static-Duh on my part!!! I took 30 million pictures when a video stream would have been quicker and less work. Of course, I hadn’t worked out with Chene so neither of us did as well as we should have in all of that time. Well, Chene did great with the trainer just not with me. It won’t be long until he can function on command without a lead.
|guarding the blankie|
|daffies at night-note moss at side on door matt|
Today he keeps anticipating and trying to chase geese in the sky and waiting for the attack of the killer geese in the sky. He’s basically played dead dog, been carried out doors, and chased the cats off of the bed and the window sill for two weeks. He’s been crawling under his blankie when he sees his leash. Not one of Spencer’s favourite things to dig him out so he can go outdoors in the morning and evening.
|Frog Prince still waiting!|
I think I read everything in the house and some things twice. Spencer had to keep going to book stores and kept bringing me books I had already read. In desperation he purchased a kindle for me. I have maintained for years that I would never use one. One of my favourite Star Trek scenes is Captain Kirk explaining why he prefers books to computers in Star Trek 4. So, yes, I am doing a complete about face and it hurts to think what a hypocrite and pragmatist I can be. What happened to all my Luddite thought patterns. I seem to be turning into a fair weather Luddite. Well, so much for that and enough sniveling--Romance vs. availability, practicality, lack of reading material, boredom, etc vs. instant availability. I sold out to the dark side. It’s no longer all about the feel, smell and the experience of turning the pages. I have now read 5 books on kindle. Books that I have been looking for forever downloaded in less than 2 minutes. I am complete sold on my kindle. Granted several of the books I have read in the last week are too embarrassing to mention the titles, but 2 were not-again books that I had really wanted to read and had not been able to find. Google Genesis and a kindle are incredible. It’s so easy on my hands. I’ can actually use it with one hand while using my iPod/iPhone with the other hand.
I am hopelessly hooked.
I am hopelessly hooked.
|ALmost 3 feet of viking knitting|
one of those things when you can't thing
of something better to do!
As a good dead friend- Pat Poggi once said turn lemons into lemonade and if that doesn’t work stick them in your bra where they can do some good.
|Once upon a time I did silk bowls. Unearthed|
from studio detritus removal site to be moved
to a new location and there re- entombed.
|And now what. No longer|
needed or wanted, but to
good to throw out.
So now what?
Since I have been drug screaming into the nether world- I have spent hours thinking this might be away for a small publishing concern such as FFP to be able to produce more books with less long term waiting for the horrendous amount of books we need to buy at a time to sale in order to make a profit. Or is it like a dream and it will all turn into pet rocks and chia pets leaving one out on the proverbial limb without a paddle and up the creek with or without a saw...or a canoe. That’s not quite right, but I know what I mean. Publishing one book in a small niche market can tie up working capital for years. The surprising part is that people are willing to buy books on kindle in black and white-only and don’t feel the need for a hard copy or colour. BW and is great for the niche market FFP wants to fill for the most part. The kindle can easily be placed by a loom while one works or downloaded into another computer and printed out for hard copy. The search functions are pretty incredible and the thought process leading there far reaching.
|Thyme at night!|
It’s a beautiful day, but tax season. Spencer’s working and I want to get out in the sun and do something. Tomorrow is his day off. The big question- will the blue sky stay around until tomorrow or…?
|Chene's Portrait that I am thinking|
about weaving. Great Drama. BAck to studying
Goya's cats for creating hachures and hatches.
Mystery shot. Found it filed under Alaska, but I don't think so. I am thinking about doing this as a sky study into greys whites and blues. A couple weeks ago someone asked me if I had ever done a tapestry of a dog. Well I am thinking it's time to do one of Chene. SO I have picked out the most dramatic shot and one that fits his personality when he's not pretending to be a clown.
Guess that's all for now. I am done. even if I am a week late from the 15th which is one of my new resolutions. busted the first month out. Doesn't bode well for the rest of the year. Asi es la vida...