a matter of survival, really and head in the clouds so to speak,
interior landscape sunny, and warm outside another matter, sunny and cold. crinkly cold. the kind that does odd things to inorganic fabric, the cold that even the dog doesn't enjoy, the cold that has the crossing guard drinking warm coffee...but i like it today, knowing that this deep freeze this vice of cold that is holding us in it's grip will pass, faith and experience and the weather watchers say that even next week the temperature will be in the plus. i am dressed today like i live in a cabin in the woods, worn brown corduroy trousers, olive green soft tee, an old plaid shirt, flannel material from jay, i think maybe stewart tartan, argyl wooly tights, under the trousers, a little orange patterned scarf at the throat protecting another warm outer layer of deep chocolate brown heavy knit sweater, and outside i further pile it on, lavender warmth in my scarf, hand made mittens by slo upcycled from old sweaters, a striped hat from jay, angora, hood on...warm kamik winter ski-doo boots, nostalgia about this weather too since it has been warm winters, mild and snowless for so many years. i remember a woman named juanita that i went to art school with that said that she enjoyed this weather and that wonderful feeling of coming indoors to warmth. juanita was warm and smiling almost always, i like her perspective. instead of bracing and pretending, really embracing, looking deeply into sky, listening to the crunch of boots on ice being here now, because the rest really is just fantasy.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
go across the frozen sky this morning
tiny cracks and cranies of blue reveal a sky
behind cold white bleakness
dark grey watercolour marks across the sky's page
the little bubble earth contained today in cold
and stark and finger nipping weather
we talk alot about the weather here
and the ups and downs of this winter
have been radical
green and fragrant, cold and frost
jumping like someone that isn't in the drivers seat of their emotions
this winter has been long and strange
and i am still gazing at the sky
Monday, February 25, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
much interest in clouds
bought a book on weather
such lovely language of the sky
looking into cloud symbolism
in China, symbol of peace
taoist symbol yin and yang in harmony
Christ symbol, behind the vale, truth
the sky is a part of nature one can appreciate even in a city
today i noticed after many days a cloudless sky,
sun so bright
people happy with this clear and sunny day
symbol of fertility also clouds bearing rain
more cloud study to come...
Friday, February 22, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
I will be teaching a sock monkey making workshop at Nathalie-Roze and Co.
Please join us for monkey making fun. Check out the link at Nathalie-Rozes shop for workshop details.
Hand stitch a classic folk toy. An heirloom project that I think you will enjoy!
Saturday, February 09, 2008
Monday, February 04, 2008
Please come to my card making workshop. Just in time for Valentine's Day! Make your sweetie a card to remember. Featuring sewing on paper, and using every day bits and bobs.
This Saturday 10-1pm at Nathalie-Roze and Co.
(please click on her shop link to see the fine details)
An important feature:
Tea and scones will be served!
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