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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tip-toeing Tentatively into Spring

"Toeing" looks like it's spelled funny. I spell-checked and it's right. Isn't it weird when words look weird to you sometimes? It's a teensy bit jarring, but only in the way you take a second look when you see someone wearing stripes and plaid. Only, the word is correct and stripes and plaid is usually not. Unless you're April Cornell.

But I digress. Well, no I don't, because now I'm thinking about coordinating colors in stripes, plaids, dots, coffee cups . . . You see what happens to me???!!! ugh.

So, I am so proud of my new line of Cottage scarves. These are a transition from winter to spring, a time when spring teases you, then it snows again. So, you want to love all the pinks and greens and blues, but sometimes you have to grab the chenille and wool. A little frustrating but it makes you love the new seasons even more.

Cottage Hothouse Flower in a Pink Tuxedo

Look for more! I will be selecting yarn and winding warp for more today.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Happy Friday

Here are the glass pieces I made on my birthday last month at Greenwood Glass Studio, a paperweight, a couple of flowers, and a blown vase.

Stretching the glass to make the stem for the flowers.

Blowing the glass for the vase below.

I love this part of the morning: coffee and the computer. I also have to remember to pick up a Valentine's Day card and a little something. Have a good day!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Let's Make This Work!

That's just me giving myself a little pep talk. I've got a good internet connection this morning, so I have to make the best of it before it collapses. So full of ideas and inspiration, so little time (and distractions).

I'm burning up the loom again with more of my Cottage scarves. These are transitional, into spring, with some wool and a little more cotton, but still a great miscellany of textures and colors. One is done but still on the loom. Here is #2:

And I finally did my first open mic at 70 Main Coffee House and Art Gallery in East Hampton last Friday! It was great! I was so nervous but I did it! I played three songs, a cover of "10 Million Miles" and two originals, "There's You and Me" (the first song I ever wrote) and "Shiny Girl". I can't wait to do it again but I need to practice more covers (get BETTER). I have one new song I just finished last week, too.

This is my new Ibanez I got for my birthday.

This is my first guitar. I play alternate tuning on this one. I wrote two songs in open G.