It’s a horrible day. As if a Monday morning wasn’t a stressful enough event in itself, this one brought the additional horrors of howling gales and driving rain. The cats spent much of it beating each other up (a popular bad weather alternative to going outdoors) but have now retired to bed. I rather fancy that option myself. It’s now lunchtime and I believe I do detect a brightening of the sky, although the hanging bird feeders are still horizontal — they serve as our equivalent of a weather vane, at least as long as they remain attached to the tree…
Still, the fearless postie made it through the gales to bring me not one but two exciting packages. The first package contained my P2P2 images, which have been sent all the way from New Zealand by none other than Meg. Thanks Meg! This is what they look like:
My first reactions to picture 1 are warmth, touch, detail, hidden.
My first reactions to picture 2 are fresh, energy, growth, air, sharp.
My first reactions to picture 3 are contrasts, intensity, variety, noise, senses.
My first reactions to picture 4 are hard, subtle, reveal, shadows, depth.
My first reactions to picture 5 are strength, power, exuberance, anger, energy.
And package number two? Rather more prosaic to look at, but I have plans for this little cone of Shetland wool. I’ve got a project in mind which involves putting this together with some brightly coloured silks and a soupçon of stainless steel. I’m not sure whether it will work out as planned — but if I were sure then there wouldn’t be much point in doing it, would there? More later.