This self portrait from the 70’s is posted here as a submission for The Daily Post blog. Theme of the week: REFRACTION. This is photograph of a photograph. The glare is reflected off of one of those awful plastic photo-album pages, making this a reflection of a reflection and not a refraction, but still.
Hancock, MA 1970’s
I spent many evenings hand quilting this piece. This week I took it into the studio for a round or two of machine quilting. The way the layers begin to cohere into a single surface really pleases me.
Thanks to Christi over at Sweet Pea Path for turning me onto the DianaPhotoApp and to Art of Mob (on instagram)! And, for saying she DETESTS the ‘new flickr’. I actually understated how much I have disliked the updates. They really kinda ruined the experience for me. For instance? I can no longer post directly to wordpress. Writing this simple post with photos from flickr is a nightmare.
The Nor’easter continues here with wind and rain. Nothing too drastic, but some branches down here and there and pools of water on the roads. Two maple branches blew into our yard from somebody else’s trees — I can’t quite figure out whose!
The cold has waned. Five more barrels of leaves filled. Soup on the stove. Welcoming an early nightfall.
Angino Farm, Newton, Mass.
taken with Jude in mind — the incomplete nine patch? the layered nine patch?
Today it pours. I am altering clothes for my sister. Picking out a background for a quilt nearly done. Finished “Gone Girl” earlier — felt a little guilty, but such a good day for reading! Am fighting a cold with Zicam and salt water gargling. I think I’m beating it back, but honestly — don’t have a lot of energy.
It is hard to believe that I photographed this bee — drunk on pollen and probably asleep — less than a month ago. Now we move on to rust and dried catalpa pods and maple leaves absolutely everywhere.
Let the Breath Take You Deeper
A refrain from another part of my life.
Yesterday: balmy. Today: HOT. It is disorienting. I feel greasy and ready to wear wool. But opening the windows is always nice! Today I’ve grocery shopped and caught up a little on blogs I enjoy. I can’t avoid my pile of papers much longer, alas.