Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Waiting for Email

I've been patient, waiting for an email from Don, but thus far, have received zip! This is frustrating, but expected. He never was good at that. No news will be assumed to be good news. Surely by now, his lost bag must have turned up. I haven't had any contact with him since Saturday so I can only sit and wonder. While I've been sitting and wondering, my hands have been busy felting. Here is one of my new designs. It's a large brooch, or shawl pin. I was going for abstract and organic .. which I think I've achieved by incorporating the sand dollar. The casings are bone color and not very pretty so I dyed them with vegetable dyes and let the colors run to get the effect I was looking for. Very artsy fartsy, but that's what I wanted with these. They will debut at a gathering in Dartmouth tomorrow afternoon, then, if there are any left, I'll post them on Etsy.

Close up or macro photography has been getting a bit more difficult as I've needed to get in closer and just can't hold the camera steady enough. I need a camera support, but a quick look at a few websites tells me there is no way I'm spending that kind of money for something so simple. Instead I fashioned one out of a 4 liter ice cream tub, and it works very well. It's a God awful looking thing, but who cares as long as it works.  

Now I have to run to the grocery store to pick up a couple of things to make appetizers for the party tomorrow. After some discussion with the hostess, I've decided on spicy little pinwheels made with tortillas, cream cheese, salsa, jack cheese, and a couple spices.  Hoping everyone has a great day.  


Sea People said...

Lynn these are Wonderful!!1you are so artsy creative and I love how your mind works...LOL
there is no longer a dead line for the mural,at first it was concerning but i can rest easy now because they say they can install it after the elevator is in..i can breath now..but i am happy to say chuck is holding down the fort while I put in really long days..and I am loving it..i am doing what i love ..although felting has been rising quickly.

Anonymous said...

Love those Lynn! I love the combo of the felt and bead together-and the sand dollar is beautiful.

Lynn Sponagle said...

Thank you Hollie ... I love the combination too. I thought dying the sand dollars would be a silly mess, but the effect is rather stunning with the wool.