Observations continue in the autumn garden and also a lot of wondering. I wonder…how long these blooms can last? How long will the weather hold or will it stay warm enough for them to develop their seedpods?
I started them from seed and it has been slow growing this year. If needed, I may have to put them in a sunny window somewhere.
I did attend the paper making workshop last weekend. There was much to take in and learned much more about fibers and Waitzkin’s approach. She provided a thorough introduction to the topic as well as a glimpse into her studio life. She was funny, energetic and generous.
After the first day I was exhausted and returned for only part of the second day. Needless to say, I’m grateful for the time and tremendous effort she brought to all of us.
We had 2 days of rain again this week, giving the indigo some sustenance, I hope. I’m planning on a November harvest.
Explorations continue and my students brought samples of older and new work this week for consideration and discussion. The topic was texture in fauna and I feel like I barely had a glimpse of their results – next time….
The heron has been a subject in my photos for more than a few years now. There are several that nest in a nearby lake, so they are definitely part of my focus when I walk there. My intent has been to one day “do something” in shibori involving one or several of them. So this was a first attempt. It didn’t take long to realize that there is much to learn about it – its form, and then again, how to portray it through texture. Again, it was a reminder – it’s always practice – and it’s a humbling craft.