Hey! Finally Summer is Here!
Well, technically it's been... but this week it actually feels like summer. It's hot and humid.
A crazy bunch of frenzy remembering that October is only about five seconds from now. Well, no, not really of course, but as soon as I blink, or turn my head... you can bet that it will be! October is a busy month! In October I have a lovely fall show in Waynesville to prepare many new feltings for, and the super exciting Southeastern Animal Fiber Festival!! SO much fun!
SO many exciting ideas for feltings! It is difficult to keep up with the themes and images that I want to express in felt. There is the pull of both sides... of realistic subjects vs dreams and imagination worlds. You have probably noticed these two forces at work in all of my past and current works here for display on this site.
This is also true in my daily interests. When I have time to read books, I enjoy reading a few at a time. Usually a fantasy/fictional book, and something science/human science, and sometimes a historical fiction. There is a great app on my phone called Librivox (ha! book voice!), where audio versions, read by volunteers, of books in the public domain are available for free listening/download. This has been a great resource for catching up on the classics that I read long ago, never knew about, or neglected to read so far. Ive listened to a great audio recording of Jane Eyre, read by a wonderful volunteer ( Elizabeth Klett- superb reader!! great accents). Listening to Jane Eyre now, last having enjoyed the book when I was about 12years old, really was an entirely new story for me. It is immensely enjoyable. I will admit too, that it is a sort of 'gateway drug' for me, since I have since listened to several other similar novels written in the same time period ( 1800's). On the actual book side, reading of late, I am satisfying my needs for both fantasy and science through a book written in part by one of my favorite authors, Terry Pratchett. The book is the first of a series, called the Science of Discworld. There are wizards, magic, - and theories and studies of somewhat 'current' science... in the same book! It is much slower going because the actual sit down and read time that I have in a month is approximately equivalent to the lifespan of a house fly. Maybe a fruit fly.
That's the musings for today:)