walking the nickle bridge

10 10 2007

Ok, so I’ve been a Richmonder all my life. I remember when the nickle bridge was a nickel (and I say that, which all old Richmonders do). I walked across it today because I wanted to take pictures while the water was very low, and the rocks were sunbathing. I love sunbathing rocks. They are so shameless, revealing EVERYTHING!. Well, here are a couple of the nudes of the rocks in the James.


images of daily life

1 10 2007

As you can see, I am still weaving off that warp I used for the last tallit. This is a piece of merino fabric that is embroidered as it is woven. Some of the embroidery ends are actually woven is as weft, to validate the fact that the weaving and embroidery are integral. Probably just important to me. So, in general, I am having fun. Tomorrow, back to the grind. Good thing I like ‘the grind’:0)
This is the green and blue scarf I took off the loom today:
Another watercolor just waiting to be painted:
Here are some pics of the beauty in my daily life and some of ongoing work now that the commission glut is over.
These are the morning glories at my parents house. It is enriching just to walk up to the door and see these beauties, but I have almost always felt that about blue morning glories.

Would you like a cuppa?

1 10 2007

Folks, I have just discovered a wonderful treasure in Richmond. We have a delightful tearoom. My parents and I went to a quaint little victorian house on Morris St. for tea today and were pleasantly surprised. The tearoom is called Cuppa Tea.
It’s owned by VMI graduate, Alan Wagner and his wife Lurline. You may order a cuppa, or ‘tea’. There are a variety of selections of ‘tea’, including cream, luncheon, asian, or dessert. Cream is basically a scone and clotted cream, luncheon is several savory selections (sandwiches/canape), a sweet (scone), and your cuppa, asian is a dim sum plate and dessert is (ahem) as you would expect, several dessert selections and a cuppa. They have a variety of wonderful tea blends and the ambiance is fairly flawless.
Please treat yourself and visit these kind folks and if you enjoy yourself, I will be expecting an invitation to join you next.
Here is a link, so you can plan your visit: http://www.cuppateacompany.com/
Have fun!