Thursday, October 14, 2010

Personal Amazing Race

I am off on another adventure in a few days. An adventure which will take me way beyond anything I have ever thought of, wished for or even imagined myself doing at all, at any time of my life.
I am joining my husband on Sørlandetthe Norwegian Fullrigger which is sailing for Class Afloat his year. I will board the vessel in Cagliari, Sardinia and continue the journey from there as a volunteer cook's mate until we reach Trinidad and Tobago and return home just before Christmas.

During the days when I was trying to make the final decision whether to go on this my personal Amazing Race, I went for a walk along the beach at my mother's house, watching the waves, feeling the force of nature, embracing the smell and the wind of the ocean.

It was wild and wonderful down there on the beach and both the dog and I pulled the whirls of wind into our nostrils and ears. The dog perhaps enjoying it little less than me the human.

She didn't like it when I had to stop to think or take another few photos. Her perfect beach walk means keep on moving, away or towards home doesn't matter as long as we keep on moving.
I am intrigued by how quiet rocks and shells can seem in a photo in comparison to the wildness of the waves running over the rocks.

And then there is this, which is ........? Perhaps a clay weight for a fishing net washed up upon the beached seaweed. Whatever it was it caught my eye and looked deliciously beautiful in my wind watering eyes.

I am not sure exactly how much weaving I will accomplish on this trip other than in my head and in my notebooks but I already feel the gentle tugs of inspiration pulling at my sleeve.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Midtsjællands Vævekreds, 25th anniversary, miniatures, chapt. 3

There was a wall with 25 miniatures, expressing the joys of fibre and all we can do with it. Each piece telling its own story and expressing its own joi de vivre.

A wall with lots to look at and giving hardship should a person have to make a choice.

Nina Refsgård

Mia Marquard

Annette Møller Pedersen

Niels Riff Andersen

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Midtsjællands Vævekreds, 25th anniversary chapt. 2

Tapestry piece by Hanne Kold, one of the participants I had met a week earlier at the tapestry workshop in Sorø. Colour and texture, right up my alley. Fantasy Tree. Linen and wool.

Birch trunk by Hanne Kold, this time an example of light and shadow, also involving textures in some parts. Linen and wool.

Closeup of birch trunk, to better view interesting float technique.

Tapestry by Solveig Bruun. After drawing "Anore" by Aka Høegh. Greenlandish wool on linen warp.

Tapesty by Solveig Bruun. "Birds" after drawing by Aka Høegh. Greenlandish wool on linen warp.

And now I am twisting and turning my brain, which way do I want to go with my next pieces.

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Midtsjællands Vævekreds, 25th anniversary, Domus Felix, Sept 24-Oct 3, 2010, chapt.1

This weaving guild celebrated their 25th anniversary this year with a beautiful exhibit, not only showcasing weaving but lots of other fibre arts were involved too.
I spent a couple of hours meandering, looking at all the creativity displayed here, it was inspiring to say the least.

Margret Huusom, blue hat, fine wool from own sheep, hand dyed, silk fibre and beads on the flower.

Margret Huusom, red hat, fine wool from own sheep, hand dyed, silk fibre and beads in flower/blossom

Paulette Adam, free technique, wool/cashmere, linen

Woven by Lotte Dalgaard, Small jacket/shrug and pant-skirt, linen and wool crepe, clothes design by Ann Schmidt Christensen.

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