Friday, April 24, 2009

New Home

Homecoming has finally arrived, and our newest abode soon to be changed. I'm off to clean and get some "before"pics.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Lace in Chicago and outside the window...

I'll be making an interactive work (on a small scale) at Womanmade Gallery in Chicago in June- I just got the notification this morning.

I've been running some trials on my patio (to the pleasure of some very fat squirrels) and have been learning a few bird names in the process. I plan on making a bird garden next year, and just focus this year on composting and a small container salsa garden.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Dropping off

picked up "Ephemeral Folk Figures: Scarecrows, Harvest Figures, and Snowmen by Avon Neal and Ann Parker on whim at the library... leitmotif at the beginning of the text

"What does that mean-'Ephemeral'?"
"It means, 'which is in danger of speedy disappearance.'"
(from one of my all-time favorite books)
The Little Prince
Antoine de Saint Exupery

So, I'm off to return some books, drop off piles of recycling and vote.

Tale of Genji
is finally completed. The ending was quite gripping- glad I muddled through some of the rougher patches to say I read the whole book. I wonder how much is lost in translation---regardless I got the unabridged illustrated version and several passages lead to some wonderful visuals. Glad we went to Gion Corner in Kyoto to get a small taste of the dances and music.