Creativity, tides, moon, seasons, life. The miracle of this season for me is our little blue planet which continues to spin regardless of how we treat her or what dramas we experience in our little lives.
Desert winters are beautiful, but I crave light & sun. When winter solstice is upon us, my spirits lift because days will begin lengthening.
A new tapestry underway on my new 32 inch Mirrix loom... cereusly? ...being woven on its side & inspired by a watercolor done during my first Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum class. The watercolor itself was based on a photo I took of cereus cactus in bloom. How does a humble small prickly plant produce such amazingly large & lush blooms that trumpet forth, wantonly beckoning pollinators to dive into their waxy pink, luscious blooms?
I've completed three more classes since the first, mostly using watercolors...
...and I'm anticipating the next three I've signed up for which begin early next year.
Our year ends on a sad note. Another person in our lives is gone... Dennis' mother died unexpectedly the day before Thanksgiving. She had been ill, but her death was very unexpected. She had just made the decision to retire from a job she held (& loved) for 48 years. Bev was an admirable woman, unusual for her generation in that she had divorced twice, had a career, & lived happily on her own. She will be so very missed.