Last night a very serious snow storm hit Atlanta and we got about 6 inches of snow. Took some pictures this morning. As much as it was beautiful and fresh I really hate being cold. So I scurried back inside.
My carving is going well and I am almost finished with this layer. Although I am still unclear on how I can manage my frustrating printing issues other than sweet talking my way onto using a larger press. Not outside of the realm of possibility but I’ll have to call in a favor at the local university’s printmaking department. Crossing my fingers on that one.
I’ve been spending a lot of my free time buried in my new Christmas ebook reader which is pretty wonderful. I like the idea that it could save all the space you would need for a library. Nothing against romantic bookish reading areas but I am feeling a little techno crazed ATM. When I decide to live out my childhood fantasy of living in a small treehouse. That will be one less thing for me to worry about. LOL like that will happen. Can you imagine me dragging a etching press up into a tree…? Treasure the thought.
On the textile area my mom and I have discovered that the most affordable way to get fine exotic yarn is to shred sweaters from the thrift store. I understand that this isn’t exactly a secret and a number of people are doing this already but it’s unexpectedly exciting. At least for me. I think it taps into the inner cat. The part of you that wants to play with yarn and destroy something at the same time… Anyhow together we have shredded 19 sweaters and gotten some very lovely Marino wool, cashmere and silk out of the deal. So hopefully we can crank the weaving thing into a higher gear. Without the unreasonable cost of supplies.