November 21, 2009
It is almost December. Which means it is almost the next year. 2010.
!!?? Can you believe this?
So today is Saturday, market day. We pick up our CSA box from our favorite local farmer, a dozen happy eggs (it seems we have strayed from our vegan diet...), and a half-gallon apple cider. I try not to even think about all the other yummy things for sale there today....mmmm.
The clydesdales were NOT in the Asheville Holiday parade today. :/
We are going to be moving! Somehow we will be purchasing a tree to decorate next weekend (from said market above), and yet will not move until the beginning of December! Ha! Maybe we will decorate it here, and wheel it over to the new place!
As far as art...hmmm, what have I been doing? Nothing much, really. I have been knitting scarves, crocheting some hats, and not much else. I did make a batch of small needle feltings in the beginning of this month. Some sheep, and trees, and....hmm, must have been mostly sheep. Winter is on-coming, and I really should start making some stock.
The roasted chestnut fellow is selling fresh chestnuts outside the grocery store already.....*longsniiiffff*...ahhh....I can't wait to get some!! I bought some special chocolates (and marzipan!!) and advent calendars already recently!
We will be having a lovely young lady visit us for the thanksgiving holiday. Last year she helped us make our Gingerbread Yurt. This year....maybe Gingerbread of straw-bale construction???
I am planning on starting to teach one-on-one needle-felting classes. I will post updates on this venture as soon as I notify myself of what they are.
Right, so, being a visual artist, it should be obvious that I really don't have a lot to say. Yet, I have started a website (obviously, since you are on it atm), and I have been told that I should have bodies of text on my pages (?!?!? ... and write what?), and also that I should keep up my blog, so that ppl know that I keep my site up-to-date (which I do, since I tweak it at least once a week), and...what I am doing...? Now, no one is really actually reading this (Surprise, I haven't hit 'world-famous artist' status yet), so, I get to talk to myself...publicly, online. I am sure this makes sense somewhere, but not in my world! SO, here goes, the beginning of my 'this is what I have been doing' -ness. :
Oct 23-25th was the uber-exciting Southeast Animal Fiber Fair here in Asheville. Yaaay! I happened to be kid-free for the early part of my day, and had a fellow artsy friend come with me. It was like...kids in a candy store.....OR, artists in a fine-arts store (*drool* Pearls). Being surrounded by all sorts of natural fibers, dyed a multitude of colors, all available for sale, with opportunity of price-shopping, and knowing that I CAN buy (most of my wool for the year's work come from this Fair) materials...is just too much! Well, anyway, I can't possibly relay the excitement, but there was much excitement, and I came home with lots of goodies.
Oct 31. Halloween. Absolute Favorite Holiday. Family Costumes: Granny Weatherwax (me), Whoopee Cusion, Blue Space cat, and Garden Gnome (no, not that silly travel ocity gnome, either). Alas, one of our numbers fell sick (un-begnomest to us till Halloween morning..bummer), one was away, and it rained all day. The two remaining, (myself and my Space Cat) went with umbrellas. You can't keep a good cat down. I of course traded the Space Cat his (gross) sugar candy, for three books, and organic fair trade dark chocolate. mmmm! The gross candy will be donated to local adults who don't care, and will eat the stuff despite it's grossness.
Oh, right, so this week was spent making costumes! Yay! sewing!
I just make things