once in a blue moon...
Once in a blue moon I get to take a cross-country train trip, and this was at the start of one of the more memorable ones. The photo came up while searching for blue-ish images. Then I found an Argentine site with the story behind 'blue moon', & several other expressions at www.saberingles.com.ar/idioms/colours/blue.html
outta the blue!
(Our idiomatic expression for the day, and also a heads-up that I have an Azul/Blue exhibit planned for the fairly near future -- quilts of various sizes, assemblages and collages, probably even some decorative pieces like throw pillows, all at the fairest prices in the land. Keep your eyes on this blue-blog, and I'll leave you with a (blue!) photomontage of 3+ generations of Barnes-Mayo women...
what in blue blazes?!
Another idiom for the day, with a link to more-than-you-ever-needed-to-know regarding its etymology:
Anyhow, I surprised myself when I realized I could also stage a table of blue BOOKS (cds, dvds of series like 'Boston Legal', maybe even 'blue movies' though not in THAT sense!) at the upcoming Azul/Blue exhibit!
I just realized that I also believe that wrapping something in lovely fabric can protect good luck! The other day, after carefully removing subtle effects of dust/light from the page-edges of a book I was selling, I made a fabric case for the tome, fastened it with an mother-of-pearl button in honor of my grandmother who loved abalone shell, and really sort of believe she's watching over that book in perpetuity...
Here are two more bojagi pieces that want finishing -- first they want ironing, I know. Would love to find an intern for the summer, if anyone knows a young woman, aged 12-18, who'd like to learn textiles while working in the studio with me.
May 23rd, 2023
quick alliteration update
I'd meant to write more often than once a month! workin' on it... Anyhow, in the ongoing work of distributing books to good homes, I discovered that I had one ALL about alliteration -- in which Oscar de la Borbolla writes stories including words that ONLY repeat a particular vowel sound. Que vivan los sonidos AEIOU!
I'm admittedly (sometimes-overly) fond of alliteration and assonance, and life has just inspired a stream of both. Have been kicking myself for being digitally undisciplined (see? d-d?) -- ie., had NO idea I'd saved this photo of a young Picasso with a patchwork background -- while also aiming to cut myself some slack. So this will have to do for my Thursday promote-your-endeavors post on the much-appreciated Women in Guadalajara page, as well as a true 'throwback Thursday' image.
Thanks again to Louis Cotto, and guanatozfm!
Adapting to making and selling quilts, traditional and contemporary, in the midst of a pandemic -- more certain than ever that handmade quilts are healing.