I’ve probably mentioned this, but I love the Greener Shades dyes. Every once in a while I tinker with the idea of offering dyed fiber for spinners, but it’s more fun to keep it all for myself. Well, it’s slightly less playful than that…I have a need to see projects through to completion and when I see unspun fiber, I immediately start making plans for it’s future, which makes it nearly impossible for me to let go of it.
I’m starting a new project called Spinspiration. Since I’ve been back in California, I spend most of my time fighting off a general sort of malaise and pining for the day when the Little Guy and I will be reunited with C. At this point, he is working 6 1/2 hours away and we see each other for one week each month. This past visit I had the flu the entire time and the parting (when, of course, I felt much better) was especially difficult. Anyway, he’s up there in the beautiful woods by the Trinity River and I am completely out of my element while LG and I are temporarily dwelling in suburbia. There is no wilderness within biking distance and although we are with family right now, I am exhausted from this single-parenting business. BUT, the realization that is finally sinking in is that I am in control of how I relate to this situation. So, the idea of Spinspiration is that I will be exploring my surroundings from a different perspective, take a photograph of something in my world that strikes me in some way and then create a fiber piece to celebrate it. It might be yarn, a felt piece, or something hand sewn. If you want to join in the fun, let me know, and I might create a Flickr group for it. I’ve tried to get into themed spin-a-long type things, but right now I need to find my own inspiration, to get myself out of the funk and embrace what is left of my time down here in the Bay…
We have concluded our Apple Theme and our tellings of The Little Red House, although Equinox will see some apple-picking and apple crisp happening….Anyway, we played with tempera:
This weekend I have shirked planning for the next two-week chunk, so I’m not 100% sure what it will be yet…Monday, however, is always Painting Day and busy with errands, so I can stall a bit.
True story from C’s visit:
C: (in the bathroom with the Little Guy, who is on the toilet) You don’t need to tense up like that.
LG: (obviously straining) I’m NOT!! (pause) It smells like…C0-op fans.
C: (amused) You mean, like, the bathroom fans?
LG: Yeah, C0-op bathroom fans. No,…now it smells like…lavender.