Jacob's photographs from yesterday to see his interpretation of the bamboo forest sketched on the left side of this page.)
the humidity and heat
of late summer
like the arrival of figs,
plump and glazed with cool droplets,
in the market.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
The drawing below the two woods drawings are of the rhododendron bush right outside the window and our neighbor's fencerow beyond it. At the bottom are two of our neighbors who walk together every morning, going and coming.
On the right page are two drawings of a tiny flat fold-over wallet that F designed and made a prototype of over the past few days. This is such a tiny whisper of a wallet, perfect for slipping into a pocket or tiny bag like those flat travel bags for around your neck. It's made of aluminum coffee bags so it provides an RFID shield for the credit cards within. Soon to be available on our blog for probably $11 including postage.
And below here are today's drawings of the out-the-window-scenes.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
We took it out for a trial ride one sunny afternoon a couple of summers ago and it floated! We played in it and took turns trying to paddle it all afternoon. We decided it was too wide for us to paddle effectively. Should we ever make another, which we know we could do in a few hours , having done the job once, we will make it smaller and more easily maneuverable.
Monday, August 25, 2014
I'm sure that if I cut one of these necklaces apart and soaked, then planted the seeds they would germinate.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Jesse is capable of looking threatening, but it just isn't enough. Here he is grooming himself after his failure to rout the turkeys.
Late this afternoon I went for a woods walk. The weather has turned cool after the miserable humid and hot week. Up at the top are the high mountain tops visible from our fenceline and also from the end of our road. Dark clouds are scudding across the tops of the mountains, and the wind is really blowing. In the woods there are lots of bright red maple leaves already on the ground.
This page is a scribble of things that I drew in the woods, along with another detail of the sunflower pattern, this time showing some seed sockets from which the seeds have fallen out. Once you start seeing the patterns they are everywhere! Even the human-built little rock cairn that I found along the trail seemed to follow some kind of Fibonacci sequence.