Sunday, August 01, 2010

Preparing To Make Something

I need visual images to get me thinking about making something. Food, art or home dec. I need to see something that gets me thinking. I hardly ever make anything that resembles the visual that got me moving. Which I find odd. I have had this picture torn from a fashion magazine for about 2 years now. I saw it and thought: winter. And I still imagine winter when I see this image. Though that is hardly what it was used for in the magazine.

I recently hung the large Spring fabric piece I made in 2008. It's in the living room. And I had intended to make the Four Seasons. I really should be thinking about Summer right now. But Winter is where my mind is traveling. I will attempt to corral my creative thoughts and "think" about Summer. And Fall. I feel like making these pieces in the next couple months. And I might get them done if I promise myself Winter at the end.

Today I am gardening. I have plants dying in the garden cart, unplanted. Deer visited last night and ate the flowers off the huge pot of pansies again. They also tore down the tee pee holding my Moon Flower. And ate the flower leaves. I never got to see it blossom. Very sad. Deer have moved from being "animals" to being "pests". And we all know how pests are treated.
There are way too many deer now that houses were built where the coyotes lived. And Riley would have to be out all night to do any good. He does run them out. But only just beyond the electric fence. They don't "smell" him out there and know they are safe.

I have zucchini. I may have some tomatoes if my daughter didn't eat them all yesterday when she visited Riley. I am tempted to do a five item grocery shop. Continuing the "Use What You Have" in the freezer, fridge and pantry challenge. Yogurt (G's), soy milk, vegetable oil, sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder (for more brownies), mustard seeds. (milk, butter, eggs and yogurt don't count as they are perishables). I could bake bread. I need mushrooms and cheese for pizza. I wonder if I have pita bread in the freezer to make pita chips? See how much fun this is?

I plan to make Pineapple Fried Rice. I have everything I need but shrimp and cashews. I do have to climb up on the step ladder to search for the can of pineapple. Fresh pineapple is on sale this week if I want buy more stuff. The list IS getting long. Time for breakfast, G is up.

1 comment:

Diane N said...

I think you should go with what you're feeling and not try to corral yourself from "winter" to "summer." I like to work on "winter" things when summer is raging.

And I would love to see a photo of the piece you just hung.