Monday, August 4, 2014
Life is A Chair of Bowlies...
For as long as I can remember I had a great desire to experience the world...I have pondered what it felt like to play a grand piano on stage (did it)...climb the top of a mountain (did it)...run a marathon (did it), run on the Great Wall of China (did it)...my list is long and crazy. But, I am finding now ~ that I want to experience life in a more committed way. What does it take to not just climb a mountain but be a mountain climber? Not just run a marathon but be a runner??? This past weekend I had several moments where I wondered...what does it take???
...to build a tunnel under a mountain??? So, I don't have to drive my car!
...to stitch a tapestry by hand...so large,
I couldn't get it to fit in my camera frame!
to fight the fight...
...to create a perfect body...that is not perfect
The above 4 photos are from the "Garden is Art" Exhibit at the Portland Art Museum. The exhibit included actual sculptures from the Tuileries Garden, photography, paintings and tapestries. All of which survived 2 World Wars!
We were on the go the entire weekend and due to exhaustion decided to come back to Sisters a day earlier. The sky line was covered with smoke from the latest round of fires. But, it still was nice to come back to the quiet.
I did get a little stitching done. I thought I had finished August Bertie when I posted it on Facebook. But, it was pointed out to me that I hadn't done the stitching around the border! And, I hadn't stitched my little Bee! Now it is ready for quilting :) My quilt buddies keep me honest!
What do you have planned for this first full week of August?
Can you believe it?!