Monthly Archives: October 2013

I’ll be back in a moment

Slipped down into to a shadowy realm a few days ago, but I think I have managed to climb out. May need a day or two more to make sure I’m back on steady footing. 

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The Moments: Stripes

The Moments: Stripes

My husband tidied up the living room yesterday; all the magazines are sorted and stacked on the coffee table. Looking at the edge of the stack I saw more potential inspiration in the pattern of line and color — narrow strip quilting? free-form embroidery?


The Moments: Ephemeral

The Moments: Ephemeral

Another exquisitely beautiful autumn day! I decided to take the long way between buildings at work on a path that winds through acres of meadow. Along the way: silken-seeded milkweed pods in their final, ethereal glory.


The Moments: Gathered

The Moments: Gathered

A close-up view into a bouquet of dried flowers I purchased at farmstand along a country road in western Massachusetts on the Significant Birthday Weekend. As unlikely as I am to paint a realistic version of this, I am definitely thinking about what I can do with the pattern of color and texture as inspiration.


The Moments: Source

The Moments: Source

Six-month-old Shetland sheep alongside the Rhode Island Spinners Guild demonstration at the Johnny Cake Festival, in the tiny village of Usquepaugh, Rhode Island. This first coat of wool will stay on through the sheep’s first winter until shearing next spring in April.


The Moments: Perfect

The Moments: Perfect

We’ve had a perfectly beautiful autumn weekend — sheer beauty wherever we turned. This, the millstream at Kenyon’s Grist Mill, Usquepaugh, Rhode Island, where we’re thoroughly enjoying the annual Johnny Cake Festival.


The Moments: Present

The Moments: Present

At some time in the many years we have lived 1200 miles apart, my brother and I decided we could avoid some unnecessary stress and established a tradition of remembering each others’ birthdays in a purposefully belated fashion. It’s kind of nice to know that a little while after the Big Day yet one more surprise will arrive. This stack of sweet treats topped with a big golden bow arrived yesterday, not quite a week not-really-late.