Hello hello! It's been awhile. We went on a quick trip to visit family...then school started for Boo. It's been a bit exhausting.
But, now that things are (sort of) settling down, I have a bit of time to myself to work. What you see above is a pattern I made from an image that exists in popular culture. It doesn't matter what the image is, and this is just a wee portion of it. What matters is that I wanted to make my own pattern...of what, it didn't matter. But, in order for me to make what I want to make, a pattern needed to be made. It therefore is an abstraction of the original (very much so) and gives me a basis for further abstraction. I've said it before, I need a method to the madness. I'll share more soon. Oh, but I must add that I've also mentioned in the past (maybe a few times) that I love working with grids...here it shows.
On a different note, I've been thinking that it's that odd, yet wonderful time of year when I can get both cantaloupe and apples from the farmers' market, and the blackberries are ripening while the acorns and leaves start to fall. I didn't see the apple cider I've been anticipating at the farmers' market yet, but I may have missed it...anytime now. It's the only time I buy something sweet to drink for the house....I just can't deny fresh-pressed apples...especially when the farmer has a pot of it warmed-up with whole spices mulling about at the market. Maybe it's because the weather is still hot. I bet when we get a cold snap that apple cider will be calling my name.
I usually smell autumn in the air in August...not this year. It's September now, but that familiar autumnal smell isn't in the air yet. I think that this year, I may actually be ready for the fall when it arrives.