Feb 28


Feb 28
Originally uploaded by Dancing Crow.

Today I finished these pieces, and photographed them and then went to the barn and rode the lovely blonde Haflinger pony in a long lesson and then through the woods and helped out in the afternoon, enjoying the sun and the mud before it turns to snow and other vile weather.

Our neighbors were having a game night so Alice and I went over and were sociable. We taught them the water buffalo song, and took over Quirkle and the triangular version of Blokus. I think everyone had a pretty good time. Aerin was in town being sound techie at a Northamptones concert. Al was working, and came home and flopped – he couldn’t face people.

I am SO PLEASED February is done. I always come into it thinking maybe it won’t be so bad this year, and I always get whiny and sick of it a week before it ends. I think it feels like an entire month of Mondays. I am looking forward to March.

I actually have a couple thoughts about February’s project, but I am so tired I am about to tip over, so I’ll have them tomorrow instead.

Feb 27


Feb 27
Originally uploaded by Dancing Crow.

Friday was also busy – I went to a Owaji Island (also known as Bunraku) puppet demonstration, which was very cool, and then participated in the Parent, Student and Teacher Talent Show to benefit the band. I was in the music stand drill team. We were very silly.

Feb 26


Feb 26
Originally uploaded by Dancing Crow.

Thursday was busy. I did ride, and I did well in circus, but failed to accomplish any computer thing. I was whiny about February still happening.

Feb 25


Feb 25
Originally uploaded by Dancing Crow.

More of the blue horse – I am just working my way along the unfinished pieces because they all connect, and I prefer to have the edges match.

In other news, I bought a new tool/toy today. I have been yearning gently after an embellisher machine, also called a needle felting machine. I avoided buying one because I thought if I really wanted to felt things I could use felting needles by hand and see if they did sort of what I wanted. But today I finally sought one out, and played with it, and realized it was much faster and much easier and much more fun than I expected. I talked to Al sitting in the parking lot, and decided to go ahead and do this machine now, and see if I really like this way of working as much as I think I will.

I had to finish these squares before I felt like I could pull it out and play. I’ll post pictures of new work soon. I think I have a theme for March too: daily felting machine experiments.

Feb 24


Feb 24
Originally uploaded by Dancing Crow.

The blue horse takes shape. I failed to finish him yesterday because I was having migraines and narcoleptic fits, and went to bed at 9:00 with Alice after falling asleep (and I think drooling and snoring) on the couch in the staff room at circus. Only mildly embarrassing as these things go.

Feb 23


Feb 23
Originally uploaded by Dancing Crow.

And I invented the square that was missing, and finished it. I am pleased with my horse noses. I like the hooves and legs too. I get hung up on the connection to their bodies, and the neck/shoulder intersection. Practice practice practice, I know!