strange peoples

strange peoples

I’ve been working on these people sporadically over the last couple of weeks. I originally thought of them as totems, but I don’t thing they are representing anything important enough. So they are just strange peoples for the moment.

Al looked at two on the wall downstairs and declared they were not “chewy” enough, which I think means they need more stuff. I have beads, and heavy thread, and I was even thinking about paint and stencils and then I started looking up laser cutters and fell down this rabbit hole and had to stop and fan myself.

In the boat department – the shelter is up and has survived the spectacular thunderstorms that rolled through. Tomorrow I shall find better stakes for holding it down because it is, as Alice correctly points out, one giant sail held temporarily horizontal. The weather is slated to clear out and cool off Wednesday and Thursday, so I will finish making plans and start unpacking the boat box then.

polar moon

polar moon.jpg

polar moon, 2017
blue fabrics, stitched
beads, buttons, found things
$85 framed

I’ve been working steadily on these smaller pieces, interspersed with working on the tall thin figures that are kind of haunting me.

I like the little pieces. They can be finished. They absorb a lot of thread and beads and foolishness, and they don’t eat up a lot of time. Also thinking about ice bergs and polar bears and moonlight makes me feel cooler. Slightly.