Dear Diary, In my workshop space in the back studio I have a big old sink I found in the basement of the building. I wanted some water back there in case we needed it for painting, or coffee and tea. I had a frame built around it, and on the bottom of the frame I just laid a bunch of beach rocks. The thing is though It took me a year to get those beach rocks.
I had been thinking of going to get them for one year and never got to it. That is a sign that you are doing more than you should be doing.
Finally this fall Brenda and I took a drive down to Lower Cove in Joggins, just for a ride really, not expecting to find beach rocks. She packed us a little picnic and we sat on the rocks and ate it, and walked on the beach. There, they were, nice round stones. I started loading up a basket I had in the car. There were the sink stones I had been wanting. Sometimes, you cannot seem to find the time for the simplest of things, and then all of a sudden the opportunity is right there before you.
Looking at the pictures here I was reminded of a rug I am working on about the idea of stone. I had developed it using a stone path, now I am thinking I might make another on the theme of beach stones. When I was thinking stone, I never thought of beach rocks as stone, but now I am reminded so it might be back to the drawing board. Stone is a bit hard to hook, especially beach rocks, it is hard for me to get that smooth feeling when my rugs are so textured. However, that is no reason not to try.
Also remember the hook in…
November 24, 10 am to 2pm
A Hook In at Deanne Fitzpatrick’s Studio
33 Church Street Amherst Nova scotia
Bring a brown bag lunch and we’ll provide tea , coffee and treats
You must pre register by emailing Lorna at rug email@example.com or Deanne at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-800-328-7756
Space will be limited so register soon…..
Come for a no pressure fun day to sit and chat and hook and enjoy the company around you. It is a chance to settle into the upcoming Christmas season, plan your winter projects and enjoy my studio for the day.