Here we are on the verge of Corvallis Fall Festival and the weather report really sucks. There are multiple storms coming to our doorstep bringing inches of rain, 30 mph gusts and flooding. Tonight the first one comes, then another moves in Saturday and yet another on Sunday. The weather service calls them “unseasonable” and “potent” with each increasing in strength over the previous. They say part of it is due to leftovers from typhoons across the pacific. I can’t recall the last time we’ve ever had a storm system like this in late September. October yes, but not September. This upcoming system certainly isn’t good for artworks crafted in paper + glue or any water soluble materials! The Open Studio group has decided to cancel our booth at this event. I know other artists are also dropping out due to the predictions. So please don’t look for our booth cause we won’t be there. However, I’ll certainly be out on Saturday to do some purchasing from those braving the elements!!
Yesterday the rattan arrived and I jumped into creating another pod (thinking I might have a remote chance of finishing another before the festival). Now I have plenty of time to work through this one. Ok, there isn’t much more to do except copper trim & another couple paper layers on the interior. The below photo is from yesterday evening before copper spikes.
What else did I complete/ have completed? A couple of Luminarias! Cut paper, spruce and hemlock. I cut and completed the left one yesterday. The maple leaf design was created many months before.
Enjoy the rough weather!