I miss the whole WIP Friday craze, I do. Not that I miss the pressure of having something photo-worthy going every Friday (though it did challenge me to reconsider the whole notion of progress, photo-worthy, work), but I miss the talk of creative process that it brought up. It seems like the current blog trend is a big ta-da of the finished project, which -- don't get me wrong -- is great, I do it as much as anyone else, but there's something chatty & homey about giving a peek behind the scenes, isn't there?
Here's what I'm working on today. I had other plans, but then my daughter had a fever & stayed home from school, so I decided that today was a good day to work on the idea I have for party favors (I am willing to do many many contortions in order to avoid making a batch of princess shirts). This is my prototype, so it's rough, but I see where I'm going now. Please note that my love of two-color screenprinting, even when not strictly necessary, continues in full-force.
I'm also working out here, in half-hour chunks as my fevered miss gets her tv + couch fix.
Isn't this golden elderberry excellent? I was promised that it will stand up to the total lack of shade my front yard gets in summer, but I'm a little nervous. In the meantime, though, I'm enjoying the feathery lime green against the giant rosemary (ridiculous, it was a 4" culinary plant that I stuck out there & now it's 4' tall. I still cook with it.) & the round fat sage leaves (also culinary, I should just give it up & plant a humongous mediterranean herb garden out there.).
Here, though, is the more honest view. That grass burns out by mid-June every single year, & this year we're ripping it out. We're expanding the back bed, adding beds in front, & putting a crunchy gravel path down the middle. I can't wait.