This past week, dear readers, has been lots of work and happy surprises. I played some cowboy tunes at Farmer Alex' memorial. We were outdoors...it was supposed to rain and it Didn't! I want to say more but I can't find the words...he was a very very fine man and I'm grateful to have known him and to be a family friend.
Elizabeth, from Ballarat, in Australia, sent me the most beautiful surprise. First came a wonderful dragon card:
And then this exquisitely handmade (by her)...
Also, I've been taking Glennis' indigo dyeing online class...I started late due to my travels and I'm still working on achieving reduction in my vat. It's not quite warm enough I think. Someone, I think it was Grace, mentioned wrapping it in a space blanket to contain the heat, so I tried that. It's on an orange plastic old tablecloth with a lightbulb providing warmth...this is what it looks like at night! Rather like something from outer space has landed in the living room:
And here is a painted tipi curtain from about 1870 in Montana or Wyoming. (Art Inst. Chicago):
Wishing you all health and lovely things to look at, always.
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