Local halibut with chives and thyme from the garden. I did add a bit of salt and pepper. Pickles for a vegetable. I had red potatoes as well but was too hungry to wait for them to cook, so they'll wait for another meal. Maybe breakfast...
I found a home for a fermentation indigo vat. It was almost 90 degrees F on top of the closet this morning. A little warmer than it would normally be, but I'm pretty sure it stays consistently between 70-80 degrees.
The closet came from The ReStore in Seattle. It was originally from one of the Seattle schools and was taken out during a remodel. I've had it for a long time now.
Today was really more about the garden, but I did stitch the bottom hem on the t-shirt I've been working on. I sat on the front porch steps with the dogs and watched the morning go by...
A favorite from childhood, drum stick primroses (primula denticulata). I discovered one that I planted last spring survived the year and popped back up to bloom again.
The yarn that I made this cowl with was made by Manos del Uruguay, bought at one of the locally owned yarn stores where I live. While I am trying to buy local wool as much as possible now, this feels like a good exception.
I always come back to connections. How do things connect in a sustainable way? Sustainable for me to maintain, for the environment...to sustain who I want to be.
I stitched my fish down. The fabric for this project was reclaimed from two shirts that had seen better days. The fish is made with fabric dyed with leaves from the garden, onion skins, and pomegranate.
I want to make more fish to be used on the other side of my Following Sea blanket...
My thought is to leave this side pretty much as it is now. I am going to stitch a few jellyfish on the top, moon jellyfish. I'm pretty sure these are the jellyfish I remember from my childhood.
The other side, that's where most of the creatures of the sea will be, under the water. A community...
"Each of us harbors a homeland, a landscape we naturally comprehend. By understanding the dependability of place, we can anchor ourselves as trees." Terry Tempest Williams
"Having once put his hand into the ground, seeding there what he hopes will outlast him, a man has made a marriage with his place, and if he leaves it his flesh will ache to go back." Wendell Berry
It always seems that the words I need at any particular time tumble into my life. I just started reading An Unspoken Hunger by Terry Tempest Williams.The sentence above are words that make so much sense to me. Words that I want to linger in my mind.
I've carried images and pieces of Wendell Berry's poems in my mind for a very long time, the first book of his poetry a gift from one of my favorite teachers in high school.
Being able to grow, the capacity to change, is an important part of creativity for me... but growth isn't always a good thing.
Today I planted indigo seed, madder, safflower, calendula, cabbage, broccoli, swiss chard, and onion seeds.
As one grows larger, the other grows smaller...transformation.