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.
Monthly Archives: October 2013
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.