I often go to the bookstore on Sunday evenings; it's relatively quiet & you can puruse in peace. Last night I found three wonderful books that just had to come home with me. Pom-Poms! by Sarah Goldschadt & Lexi Walters Wright, Made by Hand by Lena Corwin, & Dog Songs by Mary Oliver. The only one of those I had previously heard of was Dog Songs. It is so spot on (pun intended) in describing dogs, that any person has spent a modicum of time around fido will attest to their veracity & enjoy a knowing chuckle.
Pom-Poms! sucked me in thoroughly with 25 varied pom projects. I love a good polka dot & pom poms are just their natural progression into three dimensional form. So excited to try out some of these projects!
Last but certainly not least there was the Made by Hand book. The first project with rolling pin printing captivated me so thoroughly that I knew I was not leaving the store without this book. The other projects that followed were equally compelling. I am so looking forward to pursuing some of these projects a bit further. Huge props to Lena Corwin for compiling such a wonderful collection.
I would certainly encourage you to check out these books. They have gotten me excited about a lot of different things, which I think is crucial for maintaining a balanced studio practice & in the case of Dog Songs left me thoroughly amused. I leave you with Mary Oliver reading a poem from Dog Songs. Happy Monday Y'all!
There is a creek that almost completely dissects the island I live on. This is where I row & coach. The bridge that I am taking this video from is 3 miles from the boathouse, but gives you a good sense of the body of water that I spend a lot of time on. The clouds were particularly layered & dramatic the day I filmed this. Hope your week is off to a strong start! Happy Tuesday Y'all!
Where I live we might not have four seasons, but each month brings a new bug: green fly, midge, black fly, spider, palmetto bug, butterfly! Needless to say some months are not very pleasant. Having just gone thru mosquito season the start of butterfly season here in the Low Country is so wonderful & surprising! Just wanted to share some of the joy with you!
Also if you live in the Boston area there is an opening at the Gordon College Gallery this evening that includes one of my pattern pieces. You might also see the awesome work of people like Grant Hanna & Tanja Butler. The show is up for over a month so even if you don't make it this evening there are plenty of other opportunities to check out the show.
Homage to Walter DeMaria & his lightening field. The world lost a great artist this week.
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