This is the my first piece of Romanian Lace. I chose a heart because it was right before valentine day. I was happy that the heart maintained it's shape when I removed it from the loom. I enjoyed the fact that I could and do a line drawing of the image I wanted to weave. This is very different from bobbin weaving. With bobbin weaving on predetermines where all the pins wil go. With this I laid my braid around the drawing and pinned into place. I had much more freedom of design as I went along.
Tulip in Bloom
Spring is here with the Tulips Blooming
The tulips are beginning to bloom. That must mean that spring is here. Looking closely at tulips can can show the slight variation of color. It also ahows the beauty of the flower. This is an oil on unprimed canvas. A stain painting. It gives the appearance of a watercolor painting. The oil tends to bleed just like on soft watercolor paper. One color will flow into another color as the many layer are placed down.
Spring Is In The Air
Spring was quite delightful in SF this year. Summer came and it is now the coldest place in the nation. But the second spring is in the air. The California Poppies have been in bloom all summer long. They do not seem to mind the cool weather and fog off the ocean. When the sun comes out or the sky brightens the flower opens up. When the day is very dark or night unfortunately the flower closes.
This is a pastel on black sand paper. The grid of the sand paper is 300. I enjoy working on sand paper because of bright colors. My fingers are not as happy working on sandpaper.
Larry is in his mid 20s. Larry is a bully. He goes after people who are smaller then him or elderly. He like to spit on them.
Today Larry really did himself proud. He crept up behind an old man - in his late 70s. He spit on the man and then took a swing at his head. Luckily he missed. Then he began laughing like a hyena. The poor man can get no help from the police because they no longer seem to do anything but collect a pay check.
Yesterday Larry had a melt down. He went after his next door neighbor. The neighbor had gone out to get his mail. Larry saw him and begin yelling obscenities at the elderly man. The elderly man decided to ignore Larry. Larry went out on the sidewalk infront of the elderly man. He continued to yell obscenities and threw rocks at the elderly man. Larry did not stop until the elderly man went into his house.
Larry Has sunk to new lows. He get very angry when he has to cleanup after his dogs. Now he is throwing dog poop at the old man who in the house behind him. He is also throwing the dog poop at the side of the house and windows. There seems to be nothing the old man can do to stop him. He has an elder-abuse restraining order against Larry. But the police come out and will do nothing to help him.
In the last year an a half Larry has not given up harassing the elderly couple. Today he kicked at the elderly women and knocked over her bike as she was entering her yard. Damaging the groceries she was bringing home. Then he laughed and said he should beat her to the ground. He only left after she begin yelling for help. She did not call the police because they wil do nothing here.
Since then he has thrown rocks at her when she is in her yard. He also likes to throw his garbage in their yard and mail box. Even with a restraining order against him the police will do nothing to protect her or her husband.