A pair of new seascape sculptures will be on their way to the Fireweed Gallery in Homer this week. As soon as they were dry enough to move, I made way for some more Garden Flags to be made. Switching from wet, messy sign painters enamel, to a dry, clean surface for sewing is tricky. I tend to get paint EVERYWHERE! I go through rolls and rolls of recycled newsprint and multiple pairs of latex gloves but still managed to have flecks of bright orange paint on my slippers (yes I was working in the studio in my slippers)!
For the upcoming Spenard Farmers Market I’ve made several sets of the Raven Garden Flags and wanted to have these smaller designs on flags for sale too. For now I just call them the “lucky flags” with 5 main designs that I place iron on transfers onto cotton batik fabrics and sew them onto various colors of double wide bias. I really like the look and design of these 5 elements but need to come up with a better name. I’ve had a set flying in my garden for a couple of years when I first made the “lucky flag"
set and think they will be popular like the Raven Flags. Tracey even had her gifted set of Raven flags flying at her Shakori Hill Grassroots Music Festival booth! Fun to see the flags flying so far south in some place warm -Thanks Tracey! Crazy busy now getting geared up for the Market between my volunteer vendor coordinator responsibilities, making enough inventory and the houses and yards
emerging from a very l-o-n-g hard winter, there is much to do. Daddy-O, Will and Gus are eyeing the end of the school year (I've set the rakes out...) and I’ll have my shop boys back –and not a minute too soon!
What a fun Easter Bunny Day we had with the offspring! Kristen was able to surprise us with a stop-over on her way down to the spring Seward line science cruise. Not only did she help her little brother dye the eggs but her and I surfed one of her and her lab mate’s web site faves, Think Geek. We couldn’t help but order this, this (for Daddy-O) and even this (for Kristen) … UPS delivered the box this afternoon and the little Think Geek monkey sticker that was include is soooo cute –I’d keep it for myself if it wasn’t going to be in Kristen's box o’ graduation fun (coming up May 15)! “Think Geek Stuff For Smart Masses.” Check it out. So what if I didn’t get half of the higher order science jokes –Kristen explained them to me and I did get most of the graphics!