“How did it get so late so soon?”
Today I am one with Dr. Seuss. It is the last Friday in June… and all I can do is wonder where the heck the month went?
But it is still June for a few more seconds and so let’s slow down and savor some things that stood out for me this week.
First up, a very good listen… Ibram X. Kendi and Ari Berman talk about voter suppression. Voter Suppression is my new “constant worry” and if it is something that worries you as well…. the latest episode of Be Antiracist has some frank conversation and even some things to think about, to read, and ways you can support groups that are fighting voter suppression! PA is not immune to voter suppression and there is a bill making its way through the State Congress that will make it more difficult to vote here and despite the promise of a veto from our governor they forge ahead. Sadly, 48 states have a 389 restrictive voting bills that have either passed or are in process so chances are that this will have an impact on how you vote as well.
I had a very slow (and yes, painful) journey with my summer art project this week. Full disclosure… this little pastel drawing was just a bit of a much bigger photo I found online. It has more wrong with it than it has right… but I am proud that I did not give up, I did not start over, and I kept working at it. I am even going to try again next week because each day as I worked on it I could see how I could have improved it…what I should have done…placement on the page, etc. So… here is my first attempt… I hope next week’s attempt is better in all aspects!
Tomorrow starts the Tour de Fleece… which ironically coincides with the Tour de France, LOL. Generally, it’s all about how much you can get spun during the Tour… yards and yards and yards of singles that are then extrapolated into miles… in other words, it can be as competitive as the actual Tour! Not so for me this year… I am going to worry less about my “mileage” and focus on savoring these gorgeous batts that I got from Hipstrings! They are so soft! I am going to set aside 30 minutes each morning to do some spinning meditation at my wheel. I am not on any “official” team, but rather this will be a solo ride of discovery!
Finally… a wee little Animal Crossing update. This week I achieved a big milestone! I have managed to “cultivate” all the different colors of flowers! My practically impossible final flower… the elusive Purple Pansy sprouted this week!
That is all I have for this week. I will be back on Monday with an update on my word! Have a great weekend everyone!
We are Tour de France devotees and I literally forgot that it starts tomorrow-oy. Can’t wait to see your spinning progress.
I like your mindset! And the purple flower…congratulations!
Your spinning plans sound wonderful Kat – enjoy the time. Can’t wait to see your results.
Oh, your batts! They are stunning! Do you have any plan for how you’re going to spin them?
Thanks for the voter suppression info. I will be listening to Be Antiracist this weekend to learn and learn what to do. I love your pastel drawing (especially the detail on the doors). Keep drawing, enjoy your spinning meditations, and congratulations on all your flowers! I’ve been concentrating on blue roses, and finally have four!
I think your pastel drawing is lovely. A new skill is all about the journey. The fiber looks scrumptious. You are very wise to turn the 30 minutes a day into a meditative spin. Who needs more competitive stress in a life? Not me or I suspect any of us.
I think your drawing is marvelous! (Why are we so dang hard on ourselves when it comes to our artwork????) It’s a practice . . . and we learn something from every sketch. XO