Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Sunflower Days


My sunflower bloomed today with more to follow!





When I looked at my photos yesterday I could not believe how far from shore I had gotten. How did I get this image one might ask?

Well, I am asking that as well. But no I was in this green kayak that belongs to my friend, Anne, who let me borrow it.





Although I live in the Ocean State I am not a great lover of the water, I fear it because of a few mishaps as a child. So this was a big thing for me. My daughter and her small group decided to do more together so they went kayaking, dinner in the town, back into their kayaks and back to one of their homes for s'mores. Then I was invited last week and I held my breath and said sure. I felt safe enough as there were 9 of us and I had a very good life jacket on, but I still held my breath. I learned on the job about paddling, depth, beaching, boating rights of way while kayaking in Wickford Harbor.
We had the best time and ended up back to the starting point for s'mores and drinks.
So fast forward to Sunday after church and my daughter who has gone out and outfitted herself last week to continue this new adventure, decides we should go kayaking.
Boy, I don't know about this, it is just us...But we went, took her 16 and 19 year old sons and borrowed kayaks were there along with oars and jackets. We just stayed close to shore as opposed to traveling into town as we did last week. We stayed out all afternoon and it was great. Shoving off...

Yes to new things...being brave..taking safe risks(what is a safe risk)I know what I mean...breaking out of my safe box. It has to be the haircut...
I also played volleyball last week and made it through the whole game, in a dress, barefoot(birthday party)in a horse field. Have not played since high school. Got the picture? But play I did. We even had a whiffle ball game and I played that as well. Has got to be the hair...Had a ball, no pun intended. We just had the best time. We laughed more than anything. What was really nice was there were all ages on the two teams. Fun

I have been harvesting and always say to myself I am going to paint this...Well I did and I am even going to post it, another risk...
Have I been weaving or knitting? Knitting my socks, too hot for anything else plus I haven't been sitting still long enough to knit, although the thought occurs to me I could knit in the kayak...I did finish the blanket yesterday.
Here is a shot of it being cut off the loom and the ends bing tied in an overhand knot in groups of 4 ends each. Today I will finish off the ends and wash it and set it out to dry. Great breezy dry day for it.
Have a great day and thanks for reading...

11 comments:

Lin said...

Welcome to EDM!! Your eggplant is lovely!!! Keep 'em coming!

martín // dibujando arte said...

Yeah, you've done a great job with that eggplant! We want to see more!!!! Best wishes.

Kristen said...

Sounds like busy and fun-filled summer days. The watercolor is lovely. Is there anything that you can't do?! We've been talking about getting kayaks. I've never been in one; all we have is a decrepit canoe.

Janice said...

Good Work on the watercolour!
Thank you for sharing with us EDM'ers.
I'm completely fascinated by weaving, and that just looks scrumptious!

melissa said...

Hi - Welcome to EDM! I took a non-loom weaving class in college and you're right. It takes a sudden stubborness to thrive. Looks like it comes naturally to you. Also, great work with the eggplant.You didn't overwork the color - the purple remains true.

Meinhild Selbach said...

Welcome and thanks for sharing the WC.
I like it.
Greetings from France
Meinhild (inselfan54)
http://meinhildscreativemoments.blogspot.com

judy said...

Carol, you are a many talented gal. Now I see beautiful watercolors. Looks like your summer is a good one. Missing you.

juj said...

Your eggplant is just beautiful - I hope you'll keep posting your art - would love to see more of it.

Lynn said...

That eggplant is gorgeous! Welcome to the EDM group, hope we'll see more of your paintings.

cindy said...

Carol......glad to see you are stretching.the haircut did begin it all!!! The eggplant is wonderfulas is your weaving. Way to go, girl. What is the edm reference? See you tonight!

phthaloblu said...

Carol, well done! Beautiful! I'm looking forward to seeing more of you watercolors. The only suggestion I have is to maybe darken your shadows more to give more contrast and depth, but otherwise it's beautiful. I also have fear that can be crippling at times, but this group has done so much for me. I also applaud you for kayaking. Stepping out of one's comfort zone is one of the hardest things for us to do. But, you had fun and you survived! Taking safe risks is, a lot of the time, about who you take them with. :-) Keep having fun and keep posting your art!