January 30, 2011
New tattoos: shoulder (me) and inner forearm (Peter). Slightly different red inks but otherwise the same. Inked by Qpaukl Kimmerly at rEvolution gallery + studio, Kingsville, Ontario.
Posted by jodi on January 30, 2011 at 9.18am
January 29, 2011
Peter and I are getting matching tattoos today!
Posted by jodi on January 29, 2011 at 8.11am
January 26, 2011
Part of me wants to take a nap immediately on our beautiful new couch, part of me wants never to sit on it at all. Of course, it’s so new and firm and solid that the part of me that is my bruised tailbone (from falling arse first down the stairs because I’m graceful like that) can’t sit on it anyway.
Posted by jodi on January 26, 2011 at 2.22pm
January 25, 2011
In the window at Omeed’s Used Furniture, Wyandotte Street, Windsor, Ontario.
This picture, combined with a joke Peter made about an event we attended on the weekend, has given me an idea for a project. We’ve already secured a venue to exhibit the project, we just need to choose a date, rope in a few partners and, of course, make the work. Stay tuned!
Posted by jodi on January 25, 2011 at 4.07pm
January 24, 2011
From the vantage point of the passenger seat. Or, as Peter put it, “is that so you can show the internet how helpful you are?”. (FYI when there is lots of snow I help. Today was not much snow).
Shot with the Harinezumi digital.
Posted by jodi on January 24, 2011 at 2.15pm
January 23, 2011
Phog Lounge washroom stall door, January 22 2011.
Posted by jodi on January 23, 2011 at 9.27am
January 20, 2011
Up in the attic there are two LARGE boxes of spinning fibre, all bought while I was in graduate school in the States and could order stuff online with my bank card (!) and not have to pay cross-border shipping and, of course, when I didn’t actually own a spinning wheel (oops). Now that I do have a wheel, I’m trying to get the lot of it spun up and knit into publishable designs so that I can justify buying a whole lot more.
This month’s finished handspun comes to you courtesy of FC Barcelona, during whose matches Lemmy and I spin upstairs in the tee vee room, and courtesy of the Letter X for xmas holiday which allowed me to get a bit of spinning in while the family was here, because it was vacation time anyway (there’s some internal guilt going on here about time spent spinning rather than doing other work related things). Ahem.
January’s yarn is a blend of five fibres:
Bottom: green merino roving purchased from Shepherd’s Corner at SAFF thanks to the champion enabling of one Little Miss Drama Pants
Middle: merino/alpaca blend, also bought at SAFF and split with LMDP (proving I can enable right back)
Top: Brown Sheep wool roving (colour: oregano) from Sheep Shed Studio.
The resulting singles looked like this:
The second set of singles were made up of the same three fibres plus two more:
Bottom: more Brown Sheep wool roving, in brown
Top: something (merino?) given to me by Hockey Mom, dyed yellow by her
The resulting singles looked like this:
All plied together they became this, 961 metres of 12wpi two-ply. A lovely olive green range with bits of yellow throughout. The yellow is definitely what makes this yarn shine. This should yield a decent sized project, eh?
Posted by jodi on January 20, 2011 at 10.57am
January 18, 2011
Still cutting away on this woodblock, after a long spell away from it due to wrist problems and motivation problems. My hands feel bruised from cutting all day but the end is in sight. I hope to be printing this by the weekend!
Posted by jodi on January 18, 2011 at 3.38pm
January 16, 2011
Shot with the Maxim MF-1 camera, Lomography Redscale 50-200 film. December 2010, Windsor Ontario.
Posted by jodi on January 16, 2011 at 6.33pm
January 14, 2011
Shot from the second level of the city owned carpark.
Those new decorative blue light standards all up and down Pelissier Street (not shown) are mighty ugly, but they do cast a charming blue glow on things.
Posted by jodi on January 14, 2011 at 8.24pm