I took about 2 dozen photos of my beloved birches, I like the camaraderie of this one.
Look at the color and pattern of these trunks...
and these tops...of sumac.
This morning we spotted this cutie out in the meadow, hunting amidst the grasses and wildflowers.
And these are our moondancing neighbors, back in their own pasture for now.
We got so much done around the property this weekend, despite the nasty little flying black biters!
And Gretta and I snuck "off property" on Saturday to visit two artists on the Open Studio Weekend. If you go to www.vermontcrafts.com, you can see the listing of 273 Vermont artists who opened their studios to the public this weekend.
We both wanted to see the work of Jenny Hermenze in Bolton. Her wearable art is just amazing. Hand dyed and stenciled, using the Japanese art of katazome, her pieces are full of her own contemporary motifs worked into pieces steeped in Japanese tradition. Check out her website.
We went from there to see the work of Karen Henderson, who works in collaged landscapes. Her work is breathtaking, and I am still trying to figure out exactly how she did some of her pieces. She had a large piece over her sofa, of birch trees, that I drooled over. She uses a loom, but also does a lot of fabric manipulation and layering and dying. Very cool. She was super friendly and I hope to cross paths with her again...a few of her pieces reminded me of some of mine, in color and perspective ONLY. Hers are uber more professional and wonderful. But I did promise her I'd send her pics....working on getting over the shy thing. Jim Gallagher showed very cool rock and sculptural masks at the same studio space.
So, this has ended up being a long post, and I am tired and I'm always a little cranky when I get home from Vermont.........so I will sign off for now. Hope you all found time to breathe and relax and create! Back to the real world tomorrow, eh?