Monday, March 19, 2018

below zero again

the view on that really cold saturday.
see the solar panels? they cranked away, 
so the woodstove's morning fire plus the solar gain from windows
kept the house warm all day and through the night.
snow is about a foot deep.
stuff on the work table
 more experimenting

portable mess-making.
it seems to be what i do even though i think i'm organized,
see my old stump?
and the empty nalgene bottle, 
hydrate, hydrate.
 trails in the snow? 
 stitching holey indigo flax before burnishing.
indigo smudge
i probably had a bit too much pigment in the pulp, 
though the water seemed clear,
or almost.
upon reflection, that almost is the problem.
 crazy icicle growth
they are really curly
 on the 
weekend photos for you
and for dear wendy, who continues to move
back to good health.


  1. As much as I love Texas weather (it's supposed to get up to 83 today), I do miss seeing icicles. Yours look like moose horns ... truly epic.

    And I must say, the white paper that is picking up random pin pricks as you put holes in the indigo is looking very intriguing in its own right.

  2. Wow, what wildly windswept icicles! love the balancing act of our beautiful bipolar world with the ferocious cold up in the north countries whilst we boiled in 40 degree heat here on the weekend!

  3. liz, i hated the heat from my year in texas, too hot for this northerner! the white paper isn't, it's foam core. have to pierce into something.
    mo, i KNOW! it's a phenomenon I've never seen. a year ago I was in the grampians...where the heat got to me a bit.

  4. love the desk picture, it looks so organized.The icicles are beautiful works of art.

  5. jean! it was temporary...i used it for three days! my messes at home are much more spectacular.

  6. Snow and icicles. Just back from my week end in the Grampian. , this year quite warm and then cool, clouds on the mountain tops and strong gusty wind. The change of autumn is in the air.

  7. Utterly stunning those wind swept icicles.
    Warm thoughts for our friend Wendy too from Jude over at Spirit Cloth
    and me down here in Manhattan.

  8. ♥♥ those papers. yes we have snow here as well. and it's spring!

  9. penny, did you take classes? or were you enjoying the mountains?
    michelle, i love march's changes
    neki, snow! yay! and spring coming, yay again.

  10. whoa! thats a lot. enjoy march-it doesn't last long...

    Glennis |

    glennis, you're right--and i love it!

  11. So much to love V - the icicle forms; the solra panels; the portable mess-desk. But I think like Liz I love the patterns appearing in the foam core most - recalling all the marks you made, hiding their story as they combine...


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