I began scraping away and then needed to get just a little bit higher. I gimped over and got a ladder, stood it up, and proceeded to step up to the first rung. My hip thoroughly disagreed, sending me literally bouncing off the ladder with an audible SNAP POP (in my head, anyway) from my right hip. I maneuvered to a nearby step and sat and thought about life and the pretty sky for a minute while the stairs circling my head dissipated. Next came the crab walk back to the house, and the grateful landing indoors. Holy moly. The plot has thickened.
This is one of those weird muscle or tendon things that feels okay if I am in some positions, and unbelievably painful in others. I went down to my cellar on my bum and found a pair of crutches, and have found that using one helps a lot as I can avoid that one position that makes my right leg want to give out. Just in time for Halloween, I am a zombeeeee! Jeez. And this too will pass. Hoping things resolve to cane level by tomorrow. Food shopping will be really fun today.
On the bright side, my wonderful ladies' art class at my house has elected to hold class as usual this week, on Halloween! This means that the usual cobwebs now have an appropriate context and I can let them be for the week. I hope the big spider that has been living on my front porch, whom I have dubbed the unoriginal spider name of Charlotte, doesn't get too disturbed by trick-o-treaters and commotion. She is a pretty spider and has been catching icky bugs in elaborate woven webs. Really pretty. Must try to get a photo of her.
Nor'easter heading our way today with buckets of rain expected through tomorrow. Good day to stay in and focus on art and whatever cleaning I can do. Hoping to bead a lot today and get the current piece moving into the "I can't stop beading" zone! There are so many possible ways I can embellish this one and it is challenging -- always a good sign for an artwork.
The Amazon used book service has struck again and delivered another Batsford Press treasure -- Embroidery Motifs from Old Dutch Samplers. Jam packed with traditional patterns for birds, people, plants, letters, and even tree-of-life arrangements. So interesting to see the patterns' similarity to carpet motifs and Celtic work.
On a similar note, there is this: The Antique Pattern Library, an online collection of so many historical charted patterns it is way to easy to get lost. I love looking at these and imagine using them in artwork...for some reason they bring order to my chaos. Just amazing.
Onward, I gimp. Cheers.