Wednesday, April 29, 2020

stuck inside

This funny sculpture came in the mail today, a fish on wheels with cams and cranks for three flapping fins and a jaw that opens just enough to see a little person frantically rowing a boat inside. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

the lying game

I could be wrong but after fiddling with this for way too long I've concluded it's impossible! 

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Have you considered

rearranging the furniture?

Monday, April 13, 2020

give us this day our daily thread

Kelly McKaig does interesting stitching experiments and takes beautiful pictures of them and other textures, and other artfully pleasing things. She is a talented stylist who puts together a nice experience on Instagram and her own website. As we're counting the days until freedom, it's nice to discover new ways to make the days count!

Friday, April 10, 2020

making your own masks

The CDC has great patterns for masks including some you can make from tshirts without any elastic or a sewing machine. I adapted one pattern using three layers of a piece of a tea towel and one continuous elastic strap. I also added a wide twistie from a coffee bag so I can pinch the cloth over my nose. The elastic length can be determined before the final stitch, making a snug custom fit.  A tabby or plain weave is the smallest tightest weave and better than knits that are looser structures designed to stretch.

butterflies at sunrise


Tuesday, April 7, 2020

future's memory

Imagine the horror of these old diseases when there was less medical and scientific knowledge.  Hopefully one day covid will become a word like polio or rubella--unfamiliar.