Saturday, March 29, 2014
I have had fun making these little accordion books with covers. I have filled them with cut up scraps from my gelli plate experimental mono prints. I really love the way they have turned out. My circle book isnt quite right as I now realise I should have glued the end papers on differently so I will try and make another one. John is off fishing, I had a lovely walk on the beach this morning after going to the farmers market and buying kale and egg plant, I havent tried kale before. While I was walking on the beach I saw the tips of a ray breaking the surface of the water as he swam (flew?) over the reef in shallow water. I found that really exciting to see. Once years ago I virtually flew over the water to get to the boat as while snorkeling a huge, at least 6 foot across ray rose up out of the sand under me in relatively shallow water, a stingray sting can kill you. the fellows thought it was terribly funny but they hadnt seen the size of the thing. The one I saw today would only have been a small one.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Trees are shedding their leaves, we had hot hot days this summer, a lot of rain in spring and early summer, not a lot lately but some and a lot of wind. reflected in my tree in the above sketch. My little female blue wren was a bit faint so I hope you can see her, there are so many in my garden, the minute I weed or dig a hole they are there looking for small insects. I love them and their lovely blue males. Very cold today, I cant believe it, went over to see Tab and they had a fire! I almost wish for one here.