Friday, October 29, 2010
In an effort to avoid the ceaseless zombie and vampire nonsense on every TV channel we spent yesterday with back to back episodes of Ancient Aliens on the History Channel.
Only a few steps removed from nonsense, the show is hypnotic in it's effort to be sincere and scholarly. From the looks of this Mayan alphabet, they watched too much TV too.
I've always found Mayan imagery very compelling. The balance and proportion of line to shape, the boundaries all appeal to me and some of the images of ancient wall constructions got me to thinking about how I want the machine stitching on this piece to look.
But that's down the road some.
I've gone back to using the original instigator, that golden tongue. Still working it out.
Meanwhile, last night between customers, I got busy with what was merely within my reach. My grandma really did use to say
"Idle hands are the devil's playground!" just before she set me to doing something like cleaning out the parakeet's cage. I can remember looking at my hands for the playground and thinking I was missing something.
Now I have to kick it into high gear and round up whatever I am taking to Elizabeth Barton's studio tomorrow.
There is cloth to drown in soda ash because we are having a Halloween Dyefest!