The shortening days are sneaking up on us now. We’ve been eating well out of the garden, putting plenty of food up for winter, and now I’m actually delighted with the rains and the darkness. The weather is helping me focus on weaving and making art. In the cozy studio I’m coming face to face again with materials that I’ve had the opportunity to gather from uncountable landscapes. As I wet the materials, they release sweet and pungent scents, bringing me back to those places as I handle them.
As I sort through piles of dried limbs, driftwood, kelp, roots, and slabs of bark, sometimes friendships are found. The perfect curve of a limb holds a bark form that fits it. A beautiful stone with a story finds it’s place.
Below is “Copper Forest”, an idea I’ve been dreaming about experimenting with for quite some time. It was so much fun to make, with likely to come.
It is so much fun to create and make things. What a privilege and joy it is for me to get up and go to work each day!