Thursday, March 29, 2018

bizzy buzz buzz

in which our plucky heroine plays catch up...

Two weeks ago, Blue Cedar House folks helped transport over 1300 pounds of former deck detritus to the transfer station, so it is no longer cluttering up the back yard. While we were there, I saw this strange door into a concrete wall, across the way, where usually the discarded yard waste and trash is piled. Something about the mystery intrigued me...

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Two of the three kitchen cutting boards sent off for Farbjorn to reshape are now back in the kitchen and ready to be used, now that I have done the sanding, final detail shaping, and oiled them. The third one is off visiting my friend Bob, to be run through the planer, it had some unfortunate large chunks missing. But even the two more cutting boards make a vast difference in kitchen convenience.

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The fourth pair of Log Cabin Mitts. Knitting the stripes entailed changing back and forth between brown and blue every two rows, but the end result was well worth it.

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Since it has been handed out over the weekend of the 17th, I can show this original scroll I created, a Tigers Claw, for the Summits... I did both the calligraphy and the illumination:

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I'm quite pleased with how I was able to include the Griffin of the Summits in the center of the medallion in the illuminated capital initial. Figuring out how to paint such a detailed motif at such a tiny scale (less than 1/2" across) was an enjoyable challenge

Finally, this is the original historical manuscript page that inspired this scroll. I just could not resist, as instead of the usual flowers and/or foliage, this page has tiny acorns as part of the decorative borders!
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I went to see the "A Wrinkle In Time" film. While there was much to like about it, overall I was not thrilled. I remember the book as being much more nuanced, and will have to re-read it to check if my memory is correct. I liked very much the multi-ethnic aspect of the film, and didn't mind how they moved the location both in time to more current, and in location from the rural Northeast to urban mid to southern California. But I am not sure that the story translates well into the context of a feature film, I don't know if I would have understood what was happening if I had not read the book many times already.
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March SMART goals (x=extra)
# THINGS MADE THINGS FIXED THINGS GONE
1 stone wool mitts hook added to mirrorsidebag of fabric
2 skystone wool mitts quince tree plantedbag to Goodwill
3 12 jars applesaucesoles on house boots yard waste bin
4 charter #5 2 cutting boards 1300# deck debris
5 original scroll #1- 3 bags to Goodwill
6 Red Hart pendant x x
7 Tigers Claw scroll x x
8 charter #6 x x
9 x
x x
10 x x x
11 x x x
12 x x x
13 x x x
14 x x x
15 x x x

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