Other things to like:
I like this hand soap my sister brought me on her trip to Newfoundland a couple years back. I was excited to use up the annoying little sliver and get out this fresh bar. It's designed to mimic the look of the row houses in that particular village, but I got a great laugh from the use instructions. I'm not sure you can read them, but the label says: "To use: wet soap, lather on skin, and rinse." I'd never have thought hand soap required instructions, but the proliferation of recent handwashing instructions clearly shows this soap to have been ahead of its time.
Blue and I went walking around the lake this weekend. The weather was nice, and even though there were other people out, everyone was generally very good about keeping distance from one another, so we had a nice walk. Bentley got a short walk around the neighborhood first but he gets tired too fast for long walks.
I've been continuing my sort through of old pictures as part of a big digitization push and found this one of a very early hiking and camping trip. In 1983, when my little sister was only about 8 months old, my mom and two of her life-long girl friends took all us kids on a camping trip to Yosemite. There were four little bitty kids ranging age from 8 months to about 5. I'm the one in the pink tracksuit (some things never change) and was right around my third birthday, and that's my sister in the backpack with my mom. My mom tells lots of great stories about the trip, including one where they almost missed the last bus out of the valley at the end of the afternoon and the three ladies had to pick up all the kids and run some large number of miles to make it in time.
I got my copy of the Vision 2020 catalog this week. This show is touring around the US and Australia (or hopefully will be at some point) and is filled with cool quilts on that theme. You can see a really nice online version of the full exhibition catalog here.
|I loved this mosaic piece. It's irridescent|
|That's my quilt there on the left.|
I kept quilting on my big illuminated quilt this week. Here's an in progress shot showing my pumpkin dog. She was a great big lug of a hound dog who one time stole my sandwich right out of my hand, but she died about ten years ago.
I also posted about two new sculptural experiments using wood this week. You can see more about my paraboloids here and here. I was grateful to cut the wood for these on the laser cutter right before the facility shutdown for quarantine.
I hope you're all hanging in there this week. Please visit Lee Anna's for more things to like this week.