Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fall Fest at Windrush Farm

Went to the Fall Festival at Windrush Farm today. It's located in a beautiful rural area of the county. Incredible hand spun and hand dyed yarn for sale. Also demonstrations in how to spin, natural dyes (onions=yellow) and felting. I bought some roving; I love to spin and knit. I find it meditative. Dying, cleaning and carding wool would be too much.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

More Pottery

Hand built and wheel thrown salt fired. Black Mountain clay

Hand built large salt fired bowl.

Hand built large Salt fired bowl using engobes.

Hand built Pit fired Bowl

Thursday, September 10, 2009

What inspires you?

I started thinking about this question on Malle-Gianattassio's blog. My first answer is everything and anything. But lets get specific.
  • Being around genuine, loving and positive people inspire me to be a better person.
  • Nature, such as Lake Tahoe above.
  • Children, their laughter, expressions and questions.
  • Dreams
  • Imagination
  • Colors
  • Creating - it's like an addiction, the more I create, the more I need to do so.
  • Being around thought provoking, creative people.
  • Pets
  • Smells, such as pine trees, and fresh clean air
  • My hands in clay
  • Yarn
  • The ocean
What is most important though, is that I am open to the inspiration. If I'm worrying about my problems, then I miss it.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Slow Going

This is the most complicated piece I've ever knitted and it's just a scarf. Its called Falling leaves. I'm about half way through. I fell in love with this yarn; coral mohair. I found the pattern in the book, Luxury Yarn One-Skein Wonders.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Flying Nun

I just had to post this picture. Aria at doggie camp. Her ears must slow her descent.