Monday, September 28, 2009

So Much For Play

I had intended to take last week "off" from my Etsy shop, the blog, life in general, and play. I needed to cleanse my creative palette, as it were. Instead of playing, the Jordan 6 decided to contract the dreaded cold-flu-ebola virus. Instead of working on my many projects, making corn cob jam, books with the kids, organizing my studio (I was feeling pretty ambitous) I spent the week playing infirm with the rest of the poor family. Blech!

Unfortunately, we're still not on the mend but our symptoms have changed a bit so that's exciting and new. Until everyone is healthy there won't be any crafting going on so I'm leaving the shop closed for the interim.

I hope all of you are healthy and well and enjoying the changing of the seasons.

Now, off I must go...chamomile tea and Lysol are calling my name.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Time To Play!

It's been a busy week here. Lots and lots of acorn-making was done, several hundred in fact, and now I'm taking a wee break. I'll see you all soon!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Acorns at Walker Art Center

My felted wool acorns can now be found in the shop at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis! Could I be more excited? No. No, I don't think so.

For those of you not familiar, please check out Walker's website or if you're in the area stop in and have a look around. (psst...and buy an acorn...) :D

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Acorn Rainbow - September 2009

Several months ago I placed one of my felted wool acorns in my terrarium and have watched as it changed. It changed from brown to grey-green as a mold covered it, then back to brown when the mold mysteriously disappeared. (I like to think that the acorn defeated the mold) It's been a process that I've enjoyed, being a curious observer of life.

I remember reading earlier this year, a blog post by the amazing Margie Oomen of Resurrection Fern, in which she placed some of her fantastic crochet-covered stones in a secret location in order to watch their progression. I thought it was such an intriguing idea to go beyond the terrarium and into nature. It wasn't until this weekend though that I finally found just the right place in which to locate my little acorn rainbow.

I (literally) stumbled over a moss covered oak stump in the woods while looking for mushrooms. It's partially covered by underbrush and in a place that I (crosses fingers) think my children and chickens won't find them. I layed the acorns out in a small circle and it felt like I was leaving an offering to mother nature. I'm eager to see what she does with them.

I plan to check on them from time to time and see how they've changed. I'm wondering if they'll be moved by interfering squirrels, devoured by lichens, faded by time. There will of course be a long stretch of Minnesota winter coming soon so those pictures may just be white... I hope you'll check back to see what I see.


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