i was thinking it should be nominated for the nobel peace prize. it's so calming...
i'm still stitching, and enjoying the summer weather. i don't think i've ever appreciated sunshine and warm weather as much as i am now; when it doesn't arrive until the third week in june, it almost feels miraculous.
i've been drawing a little and messing around with sticks... after the astrological acrobatics of last week, my feet are beginning to touch ground again...
a couple of days ago someone showed me how to burn into the wood with a magnifying glass (and the sun, of course). wow... it takes practice and it's definitely hot sitting in the sun doing it, but what better way to mark a summer stick?! if you want to try it, hold the magnifying glass above the stick so that the 'sunspot' is as tiny as possible - for me this is about 6" - 8" above the stick. when you get it right, the wood starts smoking immediately. and yeah, wear sunglasses!!
i'll be outside as much as i can for as long as this weather holds. if i'm not here, i'm there. : )