Sunday, August 5, 2007


I've been on study schedule, preparing to challenge two quarters of Anatomy and Physiology at the local community college in order to fulfill the prerequisites for their Massage Practitioner Program, for which I am second on the waiting list. Reviewing this material via a series of DVDs and textbooks has been a good experience. When I do my yoga practice and when I am walking in the woods, I am much more aware of the intricacies of my body.

Along with studying for the challenge exam, I've been re-reading THE LETTERS OF VINCENT VAN GOGH (Penguin Classics edition) as well as re-reading NEZHNIE: WEAVER AND INNOVATIVE ARTIST, by Linda Rees. Yesterday I got out my inkle loom and started another inkle belt:

Between now and the end of October is my favorite season in Northwest Washington. It is the time of year that most reminds me of my best memories of winter in the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1950s. For the most part, the sun shines and the temperatures are in the high 60s and low 70s, accompanied by a gentle breeze. The air is clear, fresh and spicy with the fragrance of flowers and evergreen trees. As I did as a child, I walk often, sometimes with friends but frequently alone.

Today's new flower from my porch garden:


Theresa Williams said...

Beautiful painting. It reminds me of a mosiac. I've never woven in that kind of loom. I have a floor loom, and my husband made me a beautiful ribbon loom out of walnut. I haven't woven in some years. After I got my floor loom and started weaving, I got the idea for my novel, and the weaving idea pulled everything together for me. I think weaving is very meditative.

burning silo said...

Just catching up on your blog posts for the past while. The Bellingham Spectrum series are quite wonderful. You seem to have been so busy and creative over the last while - with the studying, painting, weaving, reading.
I've spent two Sept-Oct stays in the PNW (mainly Oregon and n. California) and can see why it would be a favourite time of year for you.
The photos in the previous post reminded me of places I've wandered along in the PNW - it looked a lot like some of the upper reaches of the Chetco.
Good luck with the massage practitioner program exam. I hope that will work out for you. - bev