Friday, June 1, 2012
rumi moon and bee in my bonnet
A little moon cloth based on the herbal tarot card, The Moon, is coming together -- a rising full moon, three stones, and maybe a sprig of lemon balm as a final touch. The background is pieced together with black linen, velvet, and cotton. Stones are eco-dyed silk and linen. The moon is Rumi cloth (more Rumi cloth photos are in the label links under "written-word cloth projects").
I had a bee in my bonnet this morning. I'd rearranged some of the frames of honeycomb inside the hive boxes, placing empty frames between fuller ones. Wearing a bee suit isn't very comfortable when it's hot outside so as I walked away, I unfastened and flipped back the bonnet. Then I went back to take a photo of the hive. Someone didn't like it so I left. Someone followed me and kept going into my hair. So I slipped the bonnet back on and zipped and velcroed and snapped myself in again. Well, someone was still in the bonnet when I did so. Someone started being very upset. When I realized I had a bee in my bonnet, I tore that suit off -- I'm sure I set a new record for my age group. The photo up there is how it ended up, arms and legs inside out. And someone happily flew off no worse for the wear. I, however, was shaking so badly I went in for rescue remedy.
Live and learn. I'm trying not to take it personally. This seems to be my main lesson when it comes to the bees.
Next moonday is the full moon and if you'd like to create full moon art, stitching, writing, photos, knitting, drawing, etc., I'd love you to join me and share your link in the comments. Or email me and I'll post it on the drawing down the moon page on the sidebar.
Thanks for visiting and happy weekending! xo