I know what I did that I like, and what I did that I don’t, and how to fix the second without removing the former.
A friend “commissioned” this scarf (we traded creative endeavors), here it is in process today. I will set the color, wash it and iron it tomorrow. This is likely the last scarf of the year for me, as I need to focus now on the garden and school.
For the first time in two years I am making scarves. Here is the first of the new series, with some of the steps to make it. The stretcher system is new, courtesy of Mother who got tired of seeing me messing with foam core, rubber bands and push-pins. Finally, Mother painted a scarf this […]
seems to have turned into a virus. A head cold, actually. Not influenza. Which is good, because the flu knocked me back about three weeks winter quarter. But this is bad enough. Didn’t study at all yesterday, just sat around in bed mostly, playing computer games because I couldn’t concentrate well enough between coughs and […]
This shows the process I used to make this year’s “new year” card… the first good one always goes to my parents! Here is the lovely little fir at my parents’ house — these open trees show the ornaments off so well! And here is the elder stidkid trying out his grandfather’s cross-country skis for […]
On March 1, the day we did our big museum day, we also made block prints — my mother, the children and I. I don’t have Mother’s block or print to scan, but here are the boys’ and mine. They are actually all the same size, but to fit the horizontal one on the page […]
Days like yesterday are the reason Life is worth living!Â Â Â Unfortunately none of the pics of one of the kids turned out. Oh well, here are:Â The Tacoma Art Museum (a couple of establishing shots, and one each of me, stidgmere and a stidkid with the blocks or prints we made yesterday) and the Glass […]
Today I took my child out of school early today, not for a doctor’s appointment, or a religious reason, not because he called home feeling ill. This was planned. We went to the Tacoma Glass Museum to watch Maestro Lino Tagliapietra in the hot shop. Now, some parents (and schools) are sticklers for attendance. ONLY […]
This is the lovely watercolor I picked up today at the Apple Affair. If you like it, the artist is Amanda Waggoner. She has many more watercolors… First the whole shebang… And a detail of the moon and pink blossoms on bare branches. I just love this!