Sunflowers are on my mind. Still, but S is a wee bit down the road. It’s a symbol, I added it to the glossary but I will gather my thoughts later. Just Sunflower then. Right now it is too hot and I’m having breakfast. That’s right, cookies, I’m going through a phase. Internet is spotty. There was a bit of rain yesterday but it only made it more humid. The ground is still dry. Ants are coming in looking for […]
Imagine. Many Worlds. Softer Boundaries. So many things could be floating around here, maybe on journeys from here to there. A base for going. And it’s blue, a coolness and relief from hell on earth which seems to have arrived almost everywhere. In so many forms. Still the goldfinches sing. Here perched on the blooming mullein which rose up voluntarily in the garden. And there are way too many cucumbers to eat. I will share with neighbors. And now, here […]
The ties, from the tarps over the round woodpiles last season. The tarps were too big, so we gathered them up at the top, secured the gathers with some indigo scrap. Sun shibori I have called it. There is more to say, but the man is not well today so I am just showing. Washed and ironed, some too brittle to sew, but so beautifully weathered.
The Japanese indigo, which I planted in the raised bed on the porch, well it just reseeds itself basically. Here it is again! I cut it 2 or three times a season for fresh leaf color using the salt method. ( you can google it, I put this one link here today) It yields more of a turquoise, and it is easy and fun. You may remember, I tend to use it as an overdyed method, just to mix it […]
Still below freezing, it’s been a couple of days now. Feeling tired and under whatever weather there is has kept me from doing too much. I tacked this old cloth over a Nest of Days, just to look. And I know it will stay like that for longer than I imagine because these days everything has become “uncurated” if you know what I mean. In looking back through blog posts related to this cloth I got caught in how productive […]
The weather has warmed, though not in any steady way, it is a relief to see a little green. Seems a colder week is on the way. This back and forth, we know it. It has been a busy few days, and I have been plagued with some sort of allergic reaction to a spider bite. And have just been under the weather in general. Still going, just a little more slowly. Taxes are done, how I dislike […]
There is a sneaky kind of chaos that breeds in worry. The kind of clutter that comes with holding on to too many Yesterdays. And Tomorrows. I was thinking it might become a kind of hoarding. Yesterday’s black walnuts do not worry, they let go and move on. On the porch this morning, I guess frozen for a good while, gloriously brewing in their own demise. And out there somewhere, continuing. I just pick them up off the ground in […]