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I Warmed up to the Earth

The spoilers came and the spoilers went.
The photo links were posted.
But, I wasn’t sure about the March colorway.
No, I was not sure at all.
I wasn’t sure I’d like it big.
I wasn’t sure I’d like it small.
I wasn’t sure I’d like it in lace weight.
I wasn’t sure I’d like it in aran.
I wasn’t sure I’d even keep it.
No, I wasn’t sure at all.
But then one day the post came and a package I did find.
It was soft and squishy and well, you know, just the welcoming kind!
Off I ripped the edge to find what I might find.
And there I found the warming earth, soft and warm and fine!
At first I thought, no this won’t due.
It’s too warm, it’s too brown. It’s just not you.
But then I brought it to the sun and let it gently warm.
I left it on my car seat a sunning in the sun.
I snuck a peak, at each stop light and marveled at the colors delight.
The sun did the trick and warmed my heart.
I found that Warming Earth to be growing on me and my art.
And now you see – I found like she – the flowers that did inspire…
The Cash-merino-nylon for this March by Becoming Art!

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Inspiration in the Sky

I’ve asked the universe to give me more opportunities to learn how to layer colors, how to paint to achieve depth, and the universe delivered in a very big way.  I took stock of my daily commute and realized that the universe has been giving me an opportunity to learn from nature every day.  I’ve begun to observe the beauty of the sky.

Brilliant. Blue. Fluffy. Muddled. Rich. Light. Loose. Scattered. Spread. Blended. Warm. Cool. Soft. Harsh. Dark. I’ve been studying and evaluating what color I’d layer first to achieve the look I see in the sky.  Here are a few pieces of my photo art which I think capture some of the moments of beauty I’ve been blessed to observe.  What are you rediscovering in your world?

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Rose Hip Winter

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Jenny B Cloche

Jenny B Cloche

This sweet little hat was made with love for a co-worker who recently lost all her hair due to Chemo.  It was fun to make and surprise her.  She put it on as soon as I gave it to her and wore it all day. 🙂  It was really fun walking by a conference room and seeing a bright purple head, knowing I helped to bring a bit of warmth and sunshine into someone’s life.

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Dread.Full FuFu Wordle’s

I just discovered Wordle, a cool .  As an artist, I find it fascinating!

Below are a couple examples.  The differences are rather interesting aren’t they?  Why not make one of your own blog or twitter feed?

Wordle: Dreadfullfufu Twitter

Dreadfullfufu Twitter Wordle

Wordle: Dreadfullfufu.wordpress.com

Dreadfullfufu Blog Wordle

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Reconnect with the Ocean

I just spent a couple days out on the Washington Coast.  Blissful. Peaceful. Mindful.  While standing in the whipping wind, I recalled a song my Auntie Alice taught me on a spiritual retreat to Lake Ozette.  I choose to share this song now with you.  It’s best if sung in a round by many voices.  Add in a drum or a rattle.  Sing to the winds. Sing to the ocean.  Sing up the waves.

2009-09-012

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Garden Bounty

Yesterday morning I walked into my garden and discovered the tomato I thought was a Polish Linguisa, turned out to be a Yellow Pear Tomato.  Despite the surprise, I am actually pleased.  I love the flavor of the Yellow Pear Tomato. Plus, I have a Roma, which is quite similar to the Polish Linguisa. I had just a handful of ripe ‘maters which were a delightful burst of sunshine in my mouth!  What a great way to start my morning.

As I was wandering about my small garden, I discovered the Grandpa Ott’s morning glory in all it’s glory.  Funny thing, I didn’t seed this flower earlier in the spring.  Rather, it made its way back from the year before.  This is an ornamental type of morning glory.  Typically, ornamental flowers haven’t returned.  Maybe that’s because they’re an annual. Ha. I can just hear the gardening geeks correcting me! 😉

While I’m sharing a bit of my garden harvest, I also thought I’d share my progress on my latest knitting project.  I’m working on a wonderful pattern, which is free by the way, called the Storm Cloud Shawlette, by Hanna Breetz.  It’s a lovely pattern that is rather quick to knit up.  For yarn, I’m using a gorgeous silk single by T R Designs which I picked up at Sock Summit.  The sheen is simply marvelous and the colors are so brilliant it makes my mouth water just looking at it.

You might think I’m a bit silly, but I’ve been carrying this with me everywhere!  When I’m a desk jockey (read: working in Corporate America), I put it next to my monitor and pet it every so often.  Wonderfully, it calms and inspires me.  La la… happiness is knitting in brilliant colors!

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