In spite of good intentions to write weekly, I’m about ten days out.
Spent the last week in Mount Vernon, Washington.Â I went to attend my son and daughter in law’s yard rave.Â Wonderful music, skillfully mixed, mashed?, overlaid, and selected was provided by Berto Ross.Â He got a big thumbs up from me for taking The Stones You Can’t Always Get WhatYou Want with a heavy drumming back beat from another group of artists.Â Lots of good music!
Deirdre,Â the mother of my beautiful grandchildren, is an artist in her own right.Â I’m sure if you search the link you will find some lovely images.
My daughter, Gabrielle Windsor, was at the rave. Check out her rÃ©sumÃ© and if you can provide her with a contact, please do.
Her two nearly grown sons did not travel with her.Â Check here for lots more images.Â She grew up in Port Townsend, Washington, and was one of the original participants in the Great Port Townsend Bay Kinetic Sculpture Race.
The Mediocrity AwardÂ seemed the best way to reward the artistic efforts at the beginning in 1983.Â It remains today.
Enough of old memories.Â The Northwest always does that to me.Â I am grateful for the years I spent there.Â I learned a lot.Â It’s nice to visit.Â I don’t need to live there any more.
Actually, I need, spiritually and psychically, to live exactly where I am, here in Ventura.Â I spent the end of last year and the beginning of this year searching the Pacific coast for just the exactly right small city to live in.
That I found an apartment with an ocean view is a bonus.Â I came here willingly and will, no doubt, leave the same way. Â No pictures today, the iPhoto says 82 remaining to import.
OH! ! ps, Â I will be offering things for sale, here, on the blog.Â For the first offering:
White Homespun Barley Cloth
This is 100% cotton; each thread will remind you of kite string.Â It has one inch hems on the 92″ wide ends; one selvedge and one zig zagged edge.Â It is seven and one eighth yards long.
7 â‚â„â‚ˆÂ yards
Â ThisÂ is a spongy drapery cotton.Â It is normally used hung crosswize for seamless curtains or made up into drapes.Â Homespun House no longer stocks the barley cloth weave; the monks cloth is the closest match.Â Barley cloth, originally twice as wide, has more depth and texture.
Contact me if you would like to buy this.Â I will scan a sample next week.Â I will post the image. Â Remember this was originally 110 inches wide and has been washed down to eliminate the shrinkage.Â Price is $110 for the whole cut.Â Shipping cost (FedEx Ground) will be added.Â This is quite heavy; shipping may run as high as $35.Â I will charge you my cost plus the cost of the container. Â I do take paypal through my website; scroll down from the link.
Sorry for the long sales ramble.Â That’s what happens without preplanning.Â Keep in touch.Â I have a second piece of barley cloth that is similar in size; I’ll have to find the card for that one.