Spring time is short here in Minneapolis. Summer never lasts long enough but most of spring gets eaten up by the cold northern-winter-takeover... So when it's warm but not hot and the flowers come out, everyone pretty much puts all indoor life on hold and ventures outdoors. We have been spending all of our time soaking up the newly warm sun and falling into bed each night too tired to think about doing any work around the house or in the studio. As it happens I'm writing this post from the park. Claude has gathered a bouquet of dandelions and baby vita is sitting on her papa's lap. At this moment the life that has been overwhelming us suddenly feels easy. For this moment anyway and I'll take it. Happy spring all.
I'm always looking for new ways to incorporate natural and ideally local fibers into what I make. Claude and I went to a fair today to look at yarn, fiber and of course the animals. I joked with a farmer about him sending his mohair to Germany just so they can send it back to me here in mn. Why can't someone weave mohair onto a cotton backing domestically?! I left even more in love with the materials I work with but disappointed that I can't get it more directly... That and wanting a baby goat. A girl can dream.
I'm finishing up all my special order ducks today and I'll be sending them off soon. There is still one lone duck hanging out in the shop- he's a good looker and I must admit I've been quite happy having him in the studio these last weeks.
I could so easily make beautiful photos of snow hanging on everything outside, but I'm not going to even give it that much of my attention. If I ignore it perhaps it will go away- like now. It would be lovely if it were not APRIL and everyone in my house is going c r a z y. I love living in Minneapolis, and usually I don't complain about the long winter and cold, but this lack of spring is getting the better of me this year. My goodness, is it ever.