Saturday, 30 July 2016

The Mighty Rock Work in Progress

Summertime stitching carries on with this large piece.
As I stitch my thoughts turn to
The leeward side
The sheltered, protected side colonized by moss and lichen.

This piece also reminds me of my need to for a strong, firm foundation.
I like to have my feet on terra firma both physically, 
emotionally and creatively.
Therefore my rock balances comfortably on another.
The sunlit side, the side that faces the world,
is bold and confident.

The leeward shadowy side more subtle and retreating.
Perhaps full of secrets and surprises.

Friday, 29 July 2016

Early Morning Life on the Basin

As we walked along the dike
a heron came in to land flew on the marshlands beside us.

Looking down at the salty puddle
 I realized two herons were there.
Can you see one nearly hidden behind the tree?

And then just beyond the puddle I saw there was a third.
Perhaps Mom and Dad teaching youngster the art of catching breakfast.

The morning sun glistened off this one when they eventually decided
it was time to leave.
Unfortunately at the end of our walk I was unable to entice 
RP Kayla into the car.
We had to phone home for Handy Hubby to come and assist!
Poor Kayla's Lime Disease seems to have returned 
despite all our precautions.
She is aging faster than her sister because of these last
two summers.

Early Morning on the wharf 
where I go nowadays after walking the Rusty Pups
to do Tai Chi with a group a lovely group.
They do it in all types of weather all year long!
Don't forget this is Canada!

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Gentle Giant

An injured flicker spent time in the garden

Rusty Pup Kayla found it fascinating

and examined it from every angle.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

A Frayed and Jagged Crumb for Week 29

Everyone has weeks in the year that are more difficult than others.

Weeks of Jarred irregular stitches

Frayed edges

And somber moods.

Monday, 25 July 2016

A Summer Green Crumb for Week 28

Woven summery green

And always beneath everything that grows in our garden
the pebbles.

Some silk crosses marking meeting places in the garden.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Shadow Hands

I have also been working on another piece.
Lots od couching and cretan stitch
running away from a gathering of graffiti.

The sun was bright
my hands kept getting in the way
so why not have some fun!

In there I intend adding
but what is not quite clear to me yet.

Stitching spontaneous graffiti-like squiggles
is a favourite of mine.

"From the manner in which a woman draws her thread at every stitch of her needlework, any other woman can surmise her thoughts."
Honore de Balzac