Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Wow! This is what I did today. I, along with five others and the pilot flew over Zion in a hot air balloon. The wind pretty much picked us up and dropped us over the West Temple. Holy Cow! Check back for updates on a coffee table book with artist's contribution and impressions of this flight.
Monday, December 26, 2011
The New Yorker is a fantastic magazine. I read an article about Masafuera (Farther Away) Island, the likely location of Robinson Crusoe's isolation. It's off the coast of Chile, one of my favorite countries in the world. Maybe the bag would come in handy.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
What a fun evening doing yoga with friends, eating a truly wonderful dinner, but its true purpose a cleanse, and meditation. This is becoming my style...another re-purposed sweater saved from the donation pile by adding a band across the bottom and a vertical stripe to make up for the shortfall.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
PEEK-A-BOOK Stab Bind Book
This handy book is perfect for samples, ephemera and possibly small 3D items. From At Home with Handmade Books by Erin Zamrzla. The pages are plastic zipper bags. I re-used a friend's eye chart calendar for the paper, the extremely talented Stefanie Brechbeuhler, http://www.workstead.com.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
I was going to cut these and decided they were pretty darn cute the way they were. In reality, I haven't taken them off since I decided that. I wore them to yoga. PERFECT! Just the right temperature. I wore them under my sweater in the picture on the right. I wore them walking the dog. They are simply the arms from a felted sweater. They would work equally well as leg warmers from a slightly larger sweater arm.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
I baked this beautiful white (Casper) pumpkin in the oven after cutting a lid and removing the seeds.
TRICK: take the lid out before the rest of the pumpkin it done so it retains some form.
I added a potato and navy bean stew to the pumpkin and served a small party of 6. The season calls for hearty soups, introspection and more sleep if you can manage it.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
You must see the movie, ANONYMOUS, what a great new twist to the Shakespeare myth...I went to a lesson on how to use my ancient Mini Lock Serger. I was so excited to get started but coming up with a pattern and cutting sweaters is quite stressful. Which side should I have show, the serged side or the clean side?
Total re-work. I made it more fitted and added what I hope is interesting details. I've still got to figure out how to attach the straps or simply tie at the neck.
Didn't get far today, I need the muse to advise me. I added the felted flower and got stuck on the fine tuning and opted to sleep on it.
I did get started on another sweater, not from scratch, but improving one so I'd like it better.