i received two men's robes
both cotton indigo that my friend found in japan
i promptly washed them.
the lined one had accumulated years of dirt and dust which
i washed once
and rinsed at least a dozen times.
both pieces dried on a very hot day in a very
are scented now with north country summer
the ikat patterning on the lined piece
and the lining
the chimney brick with the lichen patterning sits in the sun
it has become the perch of some bird--lots of what we as kids used to call bird-do
but still color that inspires me.
i have been making some contact prints with the square flax sheets
and cloth, this is old cotton
here you can see a flax square
and the red daylily spent blossoms.
the flax square still wet
concrete steps are the perfect background, if narrow.
and i made some more linen paper.
a. plain raw flax paper b. linen fabric, my sister's pants by Flax
c. two sheets of the above with fabric inclusion d. linen paper (made solely from above
i decided to travel to maine
and then i undecided
and took a happy walk yesterday evening
overlooked by luna
below that sky was the july harvest baled for the neighbor's cattle.
first time i ever remember it being cut almost on time.
two pair of little ruby throated hummingbirds played at the feeders
i'm wearing cotton socks on my feet today,
celebrating happy respite from the humid heat.
over on fb i found a photo of two of my favorite australians
that i just had to share.
colleen and brian
collen of the astonishing hair, brian enwrapped in a hat and scarf,
probably needled by colleen.
and the title above?
i was going to maine today.
but i decided not to. i love my maine family
i wanted to see them and
see the ocean and
visit the arctic museum
i wanted to stay home,
with the round bales and the hummingbirds
and the cresent moon
and the blessed cool weather, more.
i am off to make more prints and paper
and hang out my laundry and go to town
to resume mail delivery.
i'm home for a while.