Wednesday, April 24, 2013

(Un)Fortunate Crack


I am about ready to scream!!!!! 

I have spent the last 45 minutes trying to get one text box onto an image and I can not figure it out. I have focused on it so intently that my coffee is cold. Cold. I don't have time for this!!!!

And then I accidentally saved it like this:

I can't figure out how to undo it.  Anyway that last bullet point is supposed to say that I added 3 double crochet into each stitch for the bottom half of that corral shape (it appears denser). 

A few months ago I watched this: 

The beautiful math that links coral, crochet and hyperbolic geometry: Margaret Wertheim 

I finally sat down and made myself a "stitch library".  


Well, for years now I have been telling myself that I am going to combine all those craft skills that I love: knitting, crochet, sewing and pottery.  And then I fall short of that goal. I like the ceramic pieces too much on their own...  or I make up some other excuse...  

This sculpture, however, ended up with the most unfortunate (or is it a fortunate?) crack.. it mystifies me really.. it is not along a construction line and showed no evidence of weakness prior to the wood firing.  The surface received the most beautiful glazing from the firing and rather than turning it into a lawn ornament soon to be forgotten I am pushing on. 

Stitch by stitch a structure is forming from the stockpile of yarn next to my bed.

Now how to make this one?

I'm sure it will be a much more pleasant process than trying to figure out how to add a stupid little text box to an image.

 I am warming  up my cup of coffee and moving on.

Today we are prepping the soil for sunchokes.

1 comment:

  1. Ah, I feel you with that text thing.....I am pulling my hair out about some of my charts, tables, and figures in my dissertation draft!!

    I am eager to see the outcome of the project you are working on! The mother of creativity: cracks (and other unexpected happenings....)