Thursday, September 29, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Where things get still...
The nights are cool,
Morning is damp with dew
And the days warm slowly.
Somehow time simultaneously seems to speed up and slow down.
And the squirrel and chipmunk spirit in me starts to harvest and collect,
And to find a cozy place to hunker down for the winter.
All of my clothes seem to thicken
And to be put on in layers.
The colors on the trees all starts to turn warm and vibrant
Before jumping blindly
And flutter to the ground below-
The ground below,
Waiting patiently for a crunchy blanket.
And as the season winds on
And continues to shift
The leaves decay,
leaving behind the sweet smell
It is the season,
The time of year.
Friday, September 23, 2011
When for (one of many) spontaneous drives in Woodstock. Ended up going up a mountain road and found a zen monastery! There were colorful prayer flags everywhere, even lining a path titled the "dharma path". At the end they had decorated a tree that was near a pond. Have I mentioned that I love it here?
Last night we found a beautiful spot on the side of a back road next to a river (and you can bet I collected both pockets FULL of beautiful river stones to crochet!). This morning we woke up to some beautiful dewey nature art. The fog was rolling in, couldn't even see the mountains and you could see the spiders had been busy in the night decorating the delicate skeletons of queen Ann's lace.
I really do love it so much, I think I want to stay.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
I woke up to find this posted on Facebook this morning (thank you Andrea Graham). I can't even begin to describe how meaningful and perfect of a quote it is for me at the moment. I think I had the two misplaced. Now, this quote helped me snap them back into place.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
Spent the day yesterday dying silk in preparation for some new nuno felting. Silk is tricky because the color can "slip" meaning that you might not get what you are looking for. Plus I have been trying to use the least toxic dyes I can. My next focus is to try some more natural dying... I just harvested some more elderberries and have a TON of goldenrod. I premordanted some silk in alum and can't wait to play. I saw a woman at the beach yesterday morning making some bundles she hopes to have imprint. Maybe I will bring my silk down this a.m. and give it a try!
Have you been playing around with any new projects lately?