It's not so hot today, whew! It's been up around 100 everyday for the last week and it's hard to be creative. We don't have air conditioning, thankfully it cools off at night. I have been working a bit in my studio and am making shibori dyed velvet tunics. I'd like to post some photos but Belle Armoire voiced some interest in them so I'll be shipping them off to Stampington Press for possible publication, I'll keep my fingers crossed!
I got a new camera and have been out taking pictures to learn the features so I am posting some photos of where I live and some of the art on my property.
This is the view from the front of my house overlooking the mountains and the Pacific Ocean over Santa Cruz.
These wonderful metal sculpture fish were created by a local mountain aritst Phil Lange. http://www.philsmetalworks.com/statement.html They are sentinels of the ocean and swirl and point with the wind.
The Sequoia Gigantigas were planted by my father-in-law almost 50 years ago. He named them "The Three Sisters". They are young for this species but still they tower over us and you can see them from a distance on the drive up from town.
My studio is housed in this two car sized garage, separate from the house but just a short walk up the drive.
More art on the property, a table my husband made from a material called "Darjit" in a workshop by Brent http://www.alchymia.co.nz/darjit.htm and a mosaic tile plaque made by my son Tony & his friend Gabe in a workshop with Nancy Howells http://www.paintedchairstudio.com/
Hope you enjoy the photos and a glimpse into my world.