Random experiences and reflections as we transition from one year into the next are recorded here.
Simple holiday decorations in the night sky.
The next two photos include fiber drawings by China Marks. These had been part of the recent “Radiant Messenger” exhibit at the Foosaner Art Museum.
China Marks, the creator of the textiles above, was also the curator of the recent “Transformers; re-contextualizing our material culture” exhibit at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts. There were several fiber artists represented, but here I will focus on two multi-media pieces by Julie Peppito.
The first piece is named “Toxic Frock (This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein.)” I am sorry I don’t have the dimensions, but if my memory is correct, it seems it was taller than I am.
This is a closeup of a small area.
And even closer still.
This piece is named “Hidden in Plain Sight.” It amazes me that something with such a horrendous theme/s can, at a glance anyway, appear so beautiful.
And a close up.
Now onto new favorites. A new favorite beverage is made from St. Germain elderflower liqueur, tangerine juice, seltzer water and ice cubes made with Prosecco.
New inspirational reading.
Books by favorite fiber artists.
Books on making patterns. Creating textile designs is a goal for the year.
Favorite new cook books.
Life, from beginning to end, is a series of transitions. Some changes are hardly noted, while others are marked as more significant. Transitions include anything from learning to walk, learning to drive a car or make a recipe, the change of seasons, or the aging process. The change from one year to the next is typically noted in a big way. We relish opportunities for improvements in our lives. We typically use the new year as a way to focus on what changes we want, though in reality we have that opportunity available to us each and every day that we live.
Here is hoping that in the New Year we each make a better life for ourselves as well as for others.