Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A New Sense of Place

I have been away for a while from this blog.  In the last few months we have been preparing for and executing a big move across the country.  Our new address is Bainbridge Island.  I will miss our farm, but it is very interesting living this close to the "ocean", okay we are really by the Sound, but it is salty.  I look every day hoping to spot the orcas that call this area home, but so far, I haven't seen them.

Our house is still in major disarray.  I keep reminding myself it took 5 guys two days to pack everything up, so I can't expect it unpacked so quickly when it is mainly I am doing most of the unpacking myself (although my son did unpack all of his room, and my husband helped with the kitchen).  Also I am a slow unpacker, as I unpack, let it sit, then try to figure out where it should live.

My studio is the darkest room in the house with really no views and no natural light, so we are going to have to work to change that, but it will take time.  Hopefully I can at least get a little light in there to weave by, but we will see.  It may be that I knit for a while before weaving.  In the meantime, painting is on top of my list.  I am going to go up and paint my daughter's room today, so we can then get her unpacked and set up.

Here are just a few views of the Sound that I have been admiring over the past few weeks.

Here, the view of Seattle is obscured by fog, but sunlight lights up a portion of the sound.

A beautiful sunrise over Seattle.

 Yet another sunny winter day in Seattle with views of the Cascades.  We kept hearing that we would have nothing but grey skies all winter, but we have had many days of partial sun.  Today the sunrise was beautiful, and the sun is shining on my back and the dogs are snoozing in patches of sunlight that have lit up our house.  We have had some grey days, but not every day is grey, many days are grey except for 2 or 3 hours of sun mostly in the afternoon.   I love looking at the ever changing views of the water.  I feel that a series of small tapestries documenting the light changes over the sound and Seattle might be called for.