Thursday, February 4, 2010

sick day

linens and cottons, dyed and not

home sick today. something stomach and head achy. anyway, i knew i'd bite kid's heads off. in truth: i. did. not. sleep. at. all. last. night. sick and spinning wheels. 


cottons, dyed with indigo, rust, hollyhock

so today i should have been productive at home, right? well, by afternoon i got out a few things and moved them around. off the work table on to the dining table back to the work table. more spinning. 


tiny beads, eclectic beads, greasy beads

then i thought, i could blog about my forays into other textile places like beads, so i found three little vessels. the truth is, that as much as i love beads, i'm just not that interested in working with them. i like stitching them and touching them, though. i'm experiencing a queer disquiet, that has nothing to do with external things, it's internal, menopause. it's just another territory i'm learning to navigate through. not bad, i like where i am, it just keeps surprising me. every new stage in my life has been an adventure, and as snarky as i am, i like, even enjoy, the changes. mostly.

10 comments:

aimee said...

omg! the beads are so fun. i wish i had seen them last visit. then again, i probably would have destroyed everything from handling :) i'm glad you took the day off and also that you are wise enough to know when to do that, not just for your own good but for the kids, too!

Morna said...

Beautiful textile grouping. Sorry you were feeling so punk.

neki desu said...

pretty bead vessels.
good to have a day home, bad it's sick day

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jude said...

not feeling well either... your cloth choices fit so well together. i sense a changing landscape...
i don't like beads much, sparingly maybe...i especially hate how quickly they get away from me.

Dee / Cloth Company said...

sorry you weren't feeling well (aren't?) -- but your post brings humor to my evening ('snarky almost enjoyment of most changes...') and delight in the fabrics you 'moved around'

Lee Thomson said...

I've been itchy since I hung my (first! ever!) show of my work on Monday. It might be the weather, or spring, as well as menopause.

I love the work you've been showing us.

Velma said...

thank you, lee and congratulations. and i'm a horse girl, too.

Dawn Wilson said...

I love the fist image. The composition and colors are just breathtaking and yummy
thanks for posting

Jeana Marie said...

hope you are feeling better. such beautiful combinations of fabrics. I'm not all that interested in using beads...but they are lovely to see and feel. My littlest one has just pinted to the photo of your vessels and said (with great delight), "Lollieeeees!" Yes, I agree :)