My random word generator (me- cutting and pasting generated phrases that are invisible at the bottoms of internet articles) came up with 'Ganymede' today on it's own! Synchronicity? Hmmmm...
Quit now, you'll never make it. If you disregard this advice,
you'll be halfway there. (David Zucker)
Squirrel statue with lantern, ever so much more inclusive that the little old jockey statues with lanterns people used to have in their front yards. Some people painted their faces white when they were called on having a little black jockey out there, but eventually pulled them out of the ground because everybody knew what they were anyway. Squirrels trump jockeys, right? And here there is not 'right' or 'wrong' color.
Seems that the movers up north haven't yet found my dining room table. Kind of puts a dent in my family Thanksgiving as we sit dangling our feet in the pool and eating turkey. Murphy's Law in action. I think I want to just get into bed and pull the covers over my head for another month. Maybe I won't be dizzy when I emerge.
Whatever, I am headed over to the studio, wedging myself into the door that won't
open if I gain a single pound. And I will TRY to get some semblance of order to the mess there. many things I cannot move myself, they were simply dropped inside the door by delivery folks so I'll try sticking a slipper rug under them to push/pull them into better position. I REALLY want to be able to get to my machine, I have a few things I want to get done rather than sped the day on the phone getting yelled at or yelling AT people and solving their problems. TY headed up to the lighting place to have his fight for the day- hopefully a few more things have arrived in the store.
Yesterday they were putting a coating in the pool and adding the coping around the edge. The other big news is they came and took the old dumpster and in seven minutes flat I have a brand new shiny EMPTY one. I need to haul some stuff out of the garage and donate it to whatever landfill needs some old tiles I was saving for mosaics. Ain't gonna happen. So, that's the plan, Stan. We'll see how quickly that gets derailed!
Now, for something completely scary:
The world’s longest glass suspension bridge has opened at Shiniuzhai Geopark in China’s Hunan Province. The 300 meter bridge was originally constructed with wood, but was converted using 24mm-thick glass that is 25 times stronger than regular glass. Tourist are given special shoes to wear as the cross the clear bridge that hangs 180 meters above the ground. You couldn't get me on this if the Huns were coming after me on horses!
So, enough of the scary stuff, now let's see some embroidery art of two different flavors!
EMBROIDERY: Singapore-based artist Izziyana Suhaimi introduces embroidered accents to her carefully rendered pencil and watercolor illustrations. Patterns of flowers unfold much like a tapestry across the paper canvas creating pieces she refers to as “evidence of the hand and of time.” For her series The Looms in Our Bones Suhaimi focuses mostly on fashion acessories where scarves, hats, and other clothing is depicted in thread, while she also uses the same techniques for more abstract shapes and designs. From her artist statement:
Embroidery for me is a quiet and still act, where each stitch represents a moment passed. The building of stitches then becomes a representation of time passing and the final work is like a physical manifestation of time – a time object. Each stitch is also a recording of the maker’s thoughts and emotions. I enjoy the duality of embroidery, in its movements of stabbing, cutting, covering, building, repairing, taking apart. Every stitch made seems to unfold a story and withhold it at the same time.
EMBROIDERY ON OBJECTS:Severija Inčirauskaite-Kriaunevičiene. You've probably seen some of these here before- I admit, I am a stalker fan of this work. Rust! Threads! Irony! oh my...
A tattoo for somebody like me. LOVE this.
off I go to see if there's any more Synchronicity out there waiting for me!