A touch of spring, even though we had more snow.
About an inch and a half. The branches are encased in ice.
I have been painting flowers for the art class I am taking.
(plus a little photoshop elements for this one!)
Thinking about the need to try new things.
To be a beginner.
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And we have over 6 inches of snow. Been snowing all day.
I was going to plant peas this weekend. Oh well...next weekend.
Instead I've been spinning a bit of yarn, crocheting, and sketching.
This year I decided to push myself a bit in a different direction or two. I signed up for Carla Sonheim's art class, "The Year of the Fairytale."
The first fairy tale we worked with was "The Frog Princess" which inspired this little frog.
Here's what I did for one of the "assignments:"
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Spinning and knitting. Making fabric.
Loved this interview with Ann Hamilton about making.
"...every project is, and all the projects are one big project...everything is reciprocal, and everything feeds everything else."
This is a sample of one of her projects.
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26 origami balloons, one for each letter of the alphabet:
H is for hope, J for joy, P for peace... what I wish for all.
And then S is for
My parents know someone who was done with this spinning wheel, so she gave it to them to give to me.
I've already been playing (without much success yet) and can't wait to say thank you!
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I wish I wasn't afraid of matches.
I would light candles more often.
We did get snow yesterday. Beautiful fluffy flakes.
It will mostly be gone by the end of the day I'm thinking. 34 degrees F at the moment, rain likely, a predicted high of 40.
While I was outside flocks of little birds were flitting through the garden.
My kind of magic.
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I am following these directions. I need to practice more, maybe try different paper.
And I've posted this before, but another poem that I return to every December...
"Crepuscular midnight stands by the road, where the stars have spilled from its purse. You cannot go over the road past the fence without trampling the universe."
Boris Pasternak "Steppe"
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Sunday's balloons were made from "f" "g" and "h." Had me thinking about gratitude (especially after watching this video, David Steindl-Rast), generosity, happiness, heat and heart.
Jude had suggested poking holes in the balloons. It's only noticeable if you are really close.
This is also inspired by Jude and reflects many of the things that I have learned from her over the years. There are never enough ways to say thank you...
Three wishing stars...
P.S. I am using LED lights for the string of balloons. Much safer than older style lights.
Recycled materials: fabric and paper.
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the tiny sliver of moon visible tonight
how these might come together...
Indigo dyed raw silk and felted wool.
And I ordered indigo seeds.
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Call it a seed, a stone, the moon, a hole, a circle, a window.
The same shape, but call it by a different name and the story changes.
Posted at 06:26 PM in create , on the table, sew, words | Permalink