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Wow, what a morning! The rain began late yesterday, and kept on coming through the night. We woke up to an icy wonderland. Everything was covered in dripping ice! I began my day with my camera and an umbrella outdoors.
The tree on the right is a very old and knarled pine that always reminds me of an oversized Bonzai.
Iced pine needles on the left.
These Sedum flower heads are totally covered, with their drippy icicles. The flash on the camera helped to show the ice better.
Anyone who has visited my blog in the past, has probably seen various shots of our South view. This photo is looking a bit Southwest, and we were really secluded. The fog and rain nearly hides the trees in the hedgerow, and the mountains were only barely visible.
The cats really love it out there, near the stove. That's Baby in the chair (not a very original name- I called her that when she was a kitten, so that her new family could give her a real name… we never found her a new home, so she became My Baby), I love the patches of color on her belly.
I began by mixing paints in various muddy colors. I was looking for colors in the stones and rock outcroppings I have been studying. This is a change for me, I usually use clear, pretty colors, not the colors of mud.
Here is the above piece beginning the drying process. I placed the paint boards on an angle beside the stove to drip dry, and see what would happen.
This would be one of those "don't do this at home" things. Never leave painted fabric near a wood stove unattended. With the way heat rises, the fabric did not get warm at all.
The same fabric a bit farther along the drying process. It was really starting to make some great drippy patterns from the angle of the board and the salt.
It's a good thing the floor out here is made for water drainage, I can hose off the drips that hit the floor.
Here is the piece nearly dry, along with the first one of the day finishing up drying in the background.
In case anyone is wondering….. Yes, the toilet is still out here, and not where it belongs. We are still taking showers in a very cold bathroom with a huge gaping hole in the floor, the other bathroom has no shower or tub- way at the other end of the trailer. For that matter, it doesn't have a finished floor either. At least it has a smaller hole, and now with a space heater, is not quite as cold as an outhouse. So much for the weekend fix up job. Did I mention the remodeling contractor husband??
Two more pieces, the left one is done to look more like mossy stone, to resemble what I pieced in "Wisteria Window".