Highlight of the week? I'm pretty sure the 98 minute on hold time with our friends at Costco ranked up there..."tongue in cheek"...and if my tongue was in my cheek any further I'd be poking a hole through the cheek. Their phone jingle is 20 seconds long...listening to the same 20 second bit 294 times has to be a "highlight" right?!
But seriously the highlight had to have been being back in the exploratory mode in the studio. I'm working through a pretty significant new art bit...and if it works like I am envisioning it, the bit will become a series. So far, each of the new aspects of the piece has been worked through and each hurdle cleared beautifully (with some rethinking and reworking). But, because it is multi-media in the very truest sense of the phrase, there is a lot of new techniques and processes I need to learn and work on...and yes...more tools. Yea for me.
The bear was back...harvested berries from the "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" bush outside our front door. He/She damaged the bush but it can recover...but man does that animal stink...of course after the bear left a skunk walked through the yard and reminded us of what stink really means. Ah...the life living in the mountains.
We thought we were ending the week with the Virtu-Wool Fiber Festival...but the excitement of forest life brought us a new challenge.
Our magnetized shawl buttons/brooches got some love this week...pictures of them with this post...I really like working with this groups of pieces. When I'm trying new colorways I will frequently use these shapes first or early in the development process.
At dusk...when we're winding down everything and loosing light quickly...the neighbors finally found their indoor cat about 30 feet up one of our oak trees. "Rico" was trying to figure out how to get down but just didn't seem to be able to do that...so, many phone calls later, a tree guy came in and climbed up to get the cat...in the dark.
...oh and the Ford has sat in the driveway for the last month...any idea why it won't start? AAA is the next call.