New Camera, New House, New Class, New Show

But not necessarily in that order!

First let me mention my upcoming class at John C Campbell Folk School. The class runs from Sunday September 16th- Saturday September 22nd and is called Color Horoscope Weaving—the Ultimate Color Experience. (INTERESTINGLY AS I AM WRITING THIS, I SEE A DOUBLE RAINBOW OUT THE WINDOW!) This will surely not be the last time I mention the class, however. I have been trying to figure out a way to put the class in my sidebar, but I memory of how to do that escapes me today. I will have a run at it tomorrow.

Unfortunately my new camera arrived AFTER I went up to see how the Poetry Wall was settling in. My friend Marti took a wonderful picture of the piece, but I haven’t been able to capture the image. Our computers are not speaking to one another. But I did want to show you the reason I decided to get a new camera. Notice the attractive green line on the left side of the image below. I was able to crop it out in the image above.

When I get a great image, I will include the statement that accompanies the piece.

Below are TALKING THREADS —more on that later as well.

Now to a view of my new place. I am still surrounded by boxes yet to be unpacked, but the good and bad news is there is lots of room.

So not only do I have a green line, but the whole lighting thing was off. The new camera, a Nikon Coolpix 7100, has many more bells and whistles (and an on-line manual which I have yet to begin to study), but I charged up the battery, popped in my old memory card and snapped the pic below. The purple blanket under Gary is just so I can slide him around easily until I settle on the perfect placement. Gary and Grace are now very close although you will notice each has a separate room (grin)… Also the good and bad news is there is plenty of room for more looms

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    Meg in Nelson July 8, 2012 at 2:03 am #

    Looks wonderful, and may I assume no neighbors downstairs??

    Bonnie, when I click on the framed pictures, there are areas inside the frame that is not colorful; shadow-like gray area that is like extension of the colorful pieces. First I thought they were reflections of other pieces, but the big picture doesn't appear to show an opposite wall. What am I not understanding?

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    Anne Littlebird July 8, 2012 at 2:07 am #

    It's a beautiful space. I used to not like white walls but as I have gotten older I really like them. So many more color accessory possibilities. And it's so clean and clear.

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    Bonnie July 8, 2012 at 2:08 am #

    You are correct, there is nobody downstairs, but there is someone above, however. So now I stomp on the floor, but I have to watch the volume of my music and audio books. Ah, the gray things you see are extensions of matte board strips that I use for wrapping. I was going to cut them off, but the framer thought they looked good. And they do when you see them in person..

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    Bonnie July 8, 2012 at 2:12 am #

    Just wait until I get things up on the walls. You won't notice that they are white. Unfortunately the walls are made of sterner stuff, and I can't just hang things with push pins like I have been used to. But on the other hand, it feels like this place is air conditioned–so nice and cool.

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    Valerie July 8, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    Gosh, everything's new!

    I love the look of your new blog header…the font and the “Let the spirit…”

    Wish I could go to Campbell that week, but we have a wedding in NJ that Saturday. Still haven't mastered the trick of being in two places at once.

    Also wish I could stand in front of the wall of poetry in person and gaze for a long, long while.

    Congratulations on the new space. May all of your art soar in that space!! Namaste

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    Meg in Nelson July 8, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    So I wasn't imagining. How wonderful!

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    Thistle Rose Weaving July 8, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    Bonnie the show looks beautiful! Your new place is perfect and I am so glad to see Grace and Gary back together again.

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    grace lovelace July 18, 2012 at 9:39 pm #

    oh this is a wonderful space for a studio full of looms!!!
    hope you have landed for awhile.

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    Joe July 27, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

    I think you should consider the green line a design element! (grin)