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Thursday, January 18, 2007


This is my inspiration for my January Journal Quilt. I think. Maybe. It's a little monochromatic and I'll have to dig through to find fabrics this blah. I might have to use the wrong side of some prints even. But I really like the way this little tree has hung in there despite the construction of the bazillion more lanes on Interstate 10.
I pass by it every day on the access road from the tollway to I-10 and I'm usually crawling along at this point, stuck in traffic and it's the highlight of my morning to know they haven't crushed it yet. I'm going to immortalize it in cloth.
Life is temporary. Stand tall against the machines. Who knows, I may just pull over one of these days and dig it up and transplant it to my yard.... Nope, no chance of that, I've had tallow trees and don't want them again. As you can see, they'll take root anywhere!

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

time lapse

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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

day after

I had the day off, so I put together some photo album pages from yesterday. About one in ten is a money shot, the rest are slightly uninteresting. Lighting is wrong, something is blurred from movement, the background is cluttered, the subject is not at his or her best, darn that digital shutter delay!
Then I went over to J's house to babysit while she showered. Yes, motherhood is the pits sometimes. And yes, there are nights that just never seem to end. So I had lunch with M and she and I worked on some of her sewing projects that she got for Christmas using her very own scissors that came in her cute little sewing basket. We made a second finger puppet (the first was made on Christmas day) and began the needlepoint Pooh Bear. That will be a long drawn out project. But she's interested and is willing to work at it for about 15 to 20 minute intervals. Hunter was a cutie most of the day, playing with his new toys and sitting in his new walker and new high chair. He took a long nap and so I got to work on my handwoven bags and M did some coloring in an altered book and some watercolor in my WC book. J wanted to work on a pattern for a particular stuffed animal. We made a bad prototype and talked about another way to go. But I left before we completely got it nailed.
I have to get some work done on the next round robin. I'm hoping to deliver it to the next person in a week and a half. If I get the main stitching done, then I can do all the handwork and details while on a road trip.

Beautiful sunset tonight. And back to work tomorrow.

Friday, December 22, 2006

birds at dusk

Finally I left work at the right time with my camera to capture the flight of the birds over the parking lots that used to be forests.

They ebb and flow like the waves on the beach, looking for a place where everyone of them can land safely and spend the night. Each sound in the parking lot disturbs them and they rise up into the fading sunlight as a single cloud and circle again and resettle only to be startled into flight once again.

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

rainy night