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Friday, May 31, 2013

Bursting Green

I love those red rocks and the inspiration that came from them but, now I'm singing  praises of the green all around.  It is glorious. Outside the trees, the grass, the plants are bursting green this year.  We are swimming in a rain soaked world.  From the orange, reds and purples of the rock wilderness that conjures hot and dry to soft, saturated shades of green everywhere.

The marsh along the bike path to downtown.  Last year the cracked earth showed, this year 
the brown water has been close to the banks all spring, the trees standing in water.  
Toad and Turtle heaven.

The path along the marsh to downtown.  

Setting up a new Rips warp.  Love the way the color fibers wrap around the back beam.  

This orchid, found abandoned in an alley last fall, has bloomed!  Magical.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Singing Praises of Southwest Canyon Lands

We took a trip in mid-March to the National Parks of U.S. Southwest.  Our first stop was Needles District of Canyonlands in Utah.  Wondrous sights were impressed upon my soul forever there. Grand, giant, awe-inspiring wild rock dessert glory.  One is humbled by this landscape.

When we were back home I had to put colors swimming in my head on the loom. 
I'm sharing some of the grandeur in these photos and results from the loom.
A painter paints these scenes, a fiber artist has to weave them.

Happy travels where ever you are going.