Friday, September 30, 2005

Fall is here

Well at least the wind is starting to come out of the north, yesterday it was coming out of the south. Pretty odd for this time of year. We were out taking pics today, here's a good one of the mature field corn.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Buffalo II


I wanna own about seven hundred thousand acres of prairie so I can have buffalo, prairie dogs, elk and other prairie beauties! I'm done in for the rest of my life now, yesterday I was so close to a buffalo I could have touched him, which I didn't dare do - these are highly unpredictable and dangerous animals. Gorgeous, incredibly gorgeous! Massive, I've never seen an animal with a head that large before.

New Loom

Have you ever felt that by one single action that all was well with the world again, like the space time continuum was put back into place? Well it did for me yesterday, when I said yes I would take the loom. John and I drove to Ottumwa and bought a used LeClerc loom in mint condition. (It's my birthday present) The owner is moving to Florida and needed to downsize. She included a bunch of weaving books, many out-of-print books and a slug of yarn, mostly expensive wools and linens with the loom. The standard shuttles and extra heddle stuff came with the loom as well. It's a four harness and is 42" wide.

What I love. Why am I not doing what I love and what I do best? I don't know that is an excellent question. I supposed I am bogged down by daily tasks, that a fledgling business demands. Why am I not doing those things for the business? Simple I have no one to help me, the things that I do best, the things I love most are incredibly labor intensive, I need help with everything else if those things are to get done. Dyeing, painting, printmaking of fabric and fibers, and then turning them into exquisite pieces of fiber art.

The new loom will serve me well, part of my art has not existed for lack of a loom. I use many techniques to arrive at a final piece of art. Now I can create again and I can finish what I have started, I have my tools now.