Wednesday, September 23, 2009
howdy all! i'm so perky this morning i can hardly stand myself. thought i'd share a creative explosion inspired by esti and her marvelous illustrated stones from the shores of spain. she sent me one earlier this year (which is sitting happily in our kitchen) and it put the bee in my bonnet to do something creative with stones, but i wasn't sure exactly what at the time. since stones like hers don't run aplenty on the kansas prairie, i scouted out every landscape place in town and came up with nothing but pea gravel and concrete pavers. then i remembered having seen a few hanging out at funkytown. so i swapped a few pieces of my kids' junk for the stones, stared at them for a while with an empty brain and then realized i could use the old sari yarn from this accident to wrap them. after a few test stones i found a silky bamboo yarn that gave them a much smoother, wavy look. it was a very meditative process, a nice break from my normal manic painting and scribbling.
p.s. yesterday i caught my three year old swiping an oreo from the pantry. i confiscated it and then i ate it.