Sunday, January 20, 2008
Winter Storm Warning
This is what we woke up to this morning. It's at least 8 inches of snow and maybe closer to a foot in places. This is our front patio after I had made a little path to get to the tractor.
Here's the back patio with lots of snow on the picnic table.
Here's DH on the tractor going down the driveway to start plowing.
Ta Da! Here's the patio three hours later and the sun even came out for a moment.
The snow piles are getting so high it's hard to pile up any more.
Here's the back deck and the snow is getting higher than the deck. It's about 8-14" off the ground normally.
So I didn't get much sewing on knots done today. My back won't hold up to much more strain at this point. But I did start on the center Celtic triple spiral in copper. Here is it with the other elements surrounding it. It's much too bright.
Here's a closeup.
So then I decided to experiment with alcohol inks and Lumiere paint to see how I wanted to tone down the brightness. I haven't used the alcohol inks before and I'm not sure what I was expecting but I wasn't too impressed.
I had about decided to go with the last choice although tone down the cranberry a bit. Then I remembered that copper changes color with heat. I may have to torch it and see what happens. What fun!