Monday, September 16, 2013

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, I like this work, you Know.

Well Steve is back, hard at work, being Director of the College of Sustainability. Last week he and his friends played for Orientation night. I believe he is singing Jungle Book's 'King of the Jungle'. I'll have to figure out how to video him for you.

Steve on banjo, Ute on ukelele
There is a new issue of Open Heart Forgery, grass roots poetry. See the link on the side of the blog under Blog List.

I've sent off 30 pages to be commented upon by my writing Mentor at Humber. That was a week ago. My nails are bitten to the quick. What's he going to say? How much red pencil will there be? 

I attended a workshop this Saturday on how to make Protest Posters. Led by Franke James, an artist who examines politics and the environment. She is on Harper's enemy list. It was interesting session.

Each person considered the question "What is the hardest thing I could do?" with respect to engaging in environmental sensitivity, or social action, or justice. Topics like turning the heat down, reducing air miles, looking at the larger picture of perplexing questions and so on were all turned into cool posters.

Here's mine.

The hardest thing for me to do is cook. But since I loathe it, instead I'm in charge of menu planning, shopping, preserving, clean up and more clean up.We stay local, we stay with fair trade products and we eat fabulously.

My needle is almost as active as my pen these days. I have knit the 12 bootie sets for my mom's charity, Happy Hands. I forgot to take pictures. I still have enough yarn for next year's dozen.

I have finally put the backing on this piece. I think I love it. For a change, I really, really like what I made.

And..... I am back at the blog. My head is a little loose on it's neck, trying to find the groove of what to write about, but I'm sure it will all flow smoothly again soon. Hot Flash Woman is about to recommence. Hop on over there if you have forgotten about her or have fallen behind in her adventures.

Two cords of wood are due to arrive this week and will need stacking in the wood sheds. Yick. I should book an appointment with my hero, Ken, the osteopath now to take care of my inevitably ruined neck. Now I am off to be a good student and read "The Elements of Style" by William Strunk and E.B. White. (yes, that E.B. White)

1 comment:

  1. this is a gorgeous piece of work on cloth Laureen. It was good to hear from you!!!