Thursday, July 8, 2010

Winter green and thinking.

Do you remember this little house, from this post?


It is winter now, and the rains have come and carpeted these hills in soft green.  I do love this time of year down south.  My girls are staying with their grandparents for a few days while on school holidays, so we drove down through a bright green landscape lit in glorious sunshine.

I have a multitude of tumbling thoughts that I want to let out but can't quite get them to behave so that they'll make sense.  I am reading David Abram's The Spell of the Sensuous at the moment.  I'm not very far into it, but it is speaking volumes to me so far.  But I can't quite get it all into a cohesive enough train of thought to post yet.  I think I need to mull over it a bit, and drag some of the vaguely orbiting, half-formed connections in properly, tie them down so they can't keep floating off again.  You think you have a nice solid idea, but as soon as you go to write it down in black and white, it all dissolves into mist and odd bits that aren't quite formed yet, and they change shape and slip between your fingers when you try to grab them.

The faery outfits are coming along...no further on the jackets, but I now have two brightly coloured fluffy tutus hanging up in my family room...must remember to hide them away before the girls come home!   I was quite tempted to make one for myself, but I'm not quite sure where a 44 year old woman wears a tutu...any thoughts?!

6 comments:

Moon Daughter said...

Oh oh, I know where a 40-something mom wears tutus! In her house and yard, playing with her daughters! I've done it... I'm sure my neighbors wonder about my sanity a lot, but I like to have fun! :) And my girls thought it was GREAT fun! You could also trying making this skirt... I'm thinking of one for myself... a little less tutu-y but fun all the same! http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/formerly-known-as-turkey-dressing-skirt.html
Jill

Jess *^_^* said...

A few days of uninterrupted creativity? You're going to find something special I'm certain of it!xx

moreidlethoughts said...

A 40+ woman whose mind and sense of humour had not been ironed flat by "society" would wear a tutu wherever she wished.

Carousel Dreams said...

Oh I think a 44 year old woman most definitely needs a tutu x

Valerianna said...

Ballerinas do....!

And, I read only the beginning of the Spell of the Sensuous. I LOVED the stories in the beginning and some analysis, but it then turned away from stories and into something else. I wonder what you will think... wonder if I should have stuck with it. Hope you'll let us know what you thought...

A mermaid in the attic said...

It seems the tutu is a 'goer' then! Valerianna, I will definitely post about the book as I read more. I have a half formed post swirling round in my head, but so many new thoughts are coming into it, it's still in the formation stages!

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