Monday, 26 February 2007
Today, Molly and I sang "T-t-t-t-t-t-touch me, I wanna be diiirty! Thrill me, chill me, fulfill me! Creature of the night!" All the way down to Glenferrie Road. Then We were very indecisive, which often happens, and ended up eating yoghourt at the train station. Oh It Got So Hot Today. I was sitting in Studio Art and my hair felt like it was going to weld to my neck!
But I found a two dollar coin on the ground, and I just shrieked! That is the nicest thing to happen, and it is very rare to find a gold coin just lying in the middle of a busy walkway!
When I got home, I found that The Meet Me At Mike's blog which is run by Pip Pip Plum Pip have made a special post just for me. It's just little and lovely. Thank you!
Here is a picture of some 'nuno' felt that I made last year, drying in the breeze. The word 'nuno' means 'fabric' in Japanese, and this technique combines fleece with silk organza- so it has a lighter and more drapable effect than other felted materials. I really enjoyed making it, because I felt so cosy, inside rolling my big bamboo mats while the rain pelted down. And then drying it in the sun, admiring my work. What a lovely feeling! I shall be doing it again this coming winter.
The picture at the beginning of this post is of my Dad, when he was sixteen. He was a sharpie, and used to skateboard down the steepest hills in Burwood in the seventies. And he wrote in his diary " Today I am concerned about the threat my father made me; if I don't shave, I will have to have my hair cut, which is ridiculous to even think of. And if I try to grow a beard, well he is going to cut it off himself."