Two of the critters from the hamster wheel are finished. Both the mole and the yellow squirrel look downright maniacal. Interestingly, in his Histoire Naturelle Louis Nicolas deems to have a great affection for the little creatures, especially the chipmunk. He even trained a pair of them to eat out of his hand, and says that he brought them back to France and presented them to the King himself.
I have put myself on a schedule to finish the whole piece by June 25 so it can be included in a show of local artists, with a theme of "The Wheel". That means a couple of other projects are a little bit behind schedule, but the long days mean I can get lots of work done.
And on the housing front, it looks like the circle of yearly moves has become more of a sphere. A geodesic dome, in fact.
It's a very funky little hobbit house in the woods. We will move in a couple of months. It is amazingly spacious and bright inside, and according to the landlord, doesn't leak! (Domes are notorious for leaking, a bad thing when one lives in a rain forest.)
I'm an artist who has been making stuff for 30 years. I used to spin, knit, weave, quilt, design, write, embroider and garden, and I still do most of these things, but for the last few years I have been focused on stitching images from Canada's first natural history, the Codex Canadensis.
I try to live a life of minimal consumption and maximum creation. More and more, I see how these are connected.