Monday, November 29, 2010
i have also decided to make this an adventurous trip in between the paperwork and bureaucracy. so have been looking up short trips to mendoza, argentina and little cabins on the coast where i could possibly escape to with a friend or two. driving distances between santiago and the coast and/or the mountains are very short; remember chile is a very long, narrow country.
it will be sunny i repeat to myself. it will be sunny or i shall make it sunny. no woes this time around.
i will miss all of you and think of you, hopefully making time to visit and comment on your lives and surroundings. i carry you with you, i carry you in my heart.
Monday, November 22, 2010
i wasn't even thinking of a thanksgiving theme when i began these. it just so happened that i have this huge spool of ecru cotton, the same i used for the icicles, and kept looking at it and thinking what else can i make with this. i have always loved cotton, especially the whites and butter colored tones. the same with linen, it just speaks minimalist elegance.
i wanted to knit a vintage inspired baby christening cap. i had no pattern, just the inspiration and the intuition of what to do. it was a success. it was knitted with tiny tiny stitches since i used the thinnest knitting needles i have with just one thread of cotton.
the spool has shrunk from huge to large with plenty of giving in it still so i proceeded to begin a baptimal dress (in the works).
i love it when i can accomplish what i envisioned.
i so look forward to thursday. thanksgiving is by far my favorite celebration of the year. the turkey has been purchased and all the trimmings (yes, you guessed, no costa rica, i have broken off a five year relationship which was a real roller coaster) the cinnamon broom at trader joe's scents the house and invitations made to my children and a couple of friends. new beginnings, new reasons to give thanks, new reasons to hope and plan and come alive again. a bit scary i must admit but a decision made based on truth.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
in the interim, camarillo has welcomed the rains and the colors of autumn which i have wirnessed first hand by driving around the farms closeby and taking photos
Friday, November 5, 2010
i will NOT be blogging for a while since i am taking a much needed break (as in beach). i am going on a holiday but will be back to tell you all about my travels and travails when i return. wishing you all happy blogging in the interim and looking forward to seeing you all when things get a bit more settled.
in the meantime i leave you with my latest entirely handsewn project.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
the sinking dollar, i refuse to look that way
and even though it hurts in one way more than another because i see how my children, independent as they are, are struggling, i cling to life, whatever will make me forget the dire straits up ahead. no, this is just the beginning, we have made too many mistakes to sweep the dirt under the carpet overnight, and i empathize with obama who inherited this whole mess. one must not blame him, he is just awaiting that one brilliant switch of the thninking bulb to turn things around. if only his wife would get rid of those 30 servants she has along with her at all times and set an example like the queen of england did during world war II. no more nouveau rich mentality, this is NOT the time, it's all about the big picture, being sensitive enough to see everything around you and that's a gift few of us have. sustainability is the answer, not growth. but what few understand this in the midst of so much egocentrism and hooplah? what is wrong with just saying it like it is?
so i hide! i hide 'neath my turtlehide and self protect from the outside world by making pretty things. it might sound sick and even a denial but what better way to isolate myself from a world that's pure chaos,with no rhym or reason, with so many underworlds one cannot keep track of, with so so so many lies. oh, wanderlust your's is the answer, to become a rambler, never quite touching anything, living a free life of enchantment, forgetting the mores
siempre las telas, innumerables telas, de diferentes texturas, colores, interpretaciones. siempre he sido una enamorada de las telas. mi proximo proyecto mas ambicioso sera una capa de puras telas. saldre por la noche con mi antifaz a esparcir creatividad al menos pare que el ojo del observador pueda ver que hay infinitas posibilidades, apreciar, entrar en shock y quizas encender la llama creativa en alguien que vive una vida sedentaria y sin imaginacion, que lamentablemnte son los mas.
es que para mi la imaginacion es todo. como si no vivir en un mundo tan politicamente correcto, tan "como deberian ser las cosas" que es lo mas patetico, tan falto de pasion y de romper moldes, tan ignorante de la inteligencia del hombre comun, tan manipulador de como deberiamos vivir nuestras vidas. independiente, eso es lo que soy, a concho, porque ya no me trago nada de lo que me ensenaron en el colegio, segui mi propio camino, rompo capas como Steppenwolf, y bajo la capa siguen apareciendo gloriosas visiones de vida.