Thursday, August 13, 2009

Beach Idyll

I see from my blog list that so many of you have been busy weaving and dyeing this summer. Alas I have not! It has been a while since I posted mainly because I have been enjoying the coast and exploring many other things besides fiber.
We spent a month near Astoria, Oregon. It is an interesting town. The people who live there must be very hardy. The elements get pretty rough there, particularly in the winter. They have a wonderful maritime museum that I would highly recommend to anyone visiting the area. Then, there is the whole Lewis and Clark saga since they ended their epic trek on the coast there. I could probably make several posts about the rich history of the area.
We have relocated back to Cannon Beach. This morning while walking on the beach I came across this gentleman creating a labyrinth in the sand. It has been wonderful to rest and explore and get set for our next adventure.
Next month we do our final relocation down to Ashland where I have new fiber friends to meet. I will have a month before I start art school. I plan to start another blog dedicated to that journey. I expect my weaving blog will dwindle to a trickle but I hope to be able to keep my hand in. I certainly plan to incorporate fiber into my drawings. I will share those here too when they happen.
In the meantime, I am enjoying peeking at everyone's projects. They are wonderful to see and keep me going. Thanks! -Renee


Theresa said...


Ashlands ready for you! Weather is turning cooler and I even spied a few leaves starting to blush into crimson. Give a holler when you get to town!
Are you attending art school at SOU?

Renee said...

Hi Theresa, I will definitely give a holler when we are settled in. I actually will be going to the Ashland Academy of Art for the next four years!

Life Looms Large said...

You'll tell us in this blog where your art blog is, right??? I'm really interested in following your journey there!!

The labyrinth on the beach is very cool!


Theresa said...

Yes, that's right! ( smacking head) there is the AAA
and I always forget it. How wonderful!
If you need any help getting settled give a shout.
An extra pair of hands makes almost every task go quicker.

Renee said...

Thanks for the interest! I haven't started the blog yet as I wanted to wait until I was closer to the start of school. I will be setting it up next month though. I will post the URL on this blog too and link the two together. I am realizing how important it will be for me to be able to keep up with what all of you are doing in the fiber world. I am grateful to be able to read everyone's blogs!

Renee said...

Theresa, thanks so much for the generous offer to help us get settled. It actually will be pretty easy since all of our worldly goods are already in storage in Ashland. It is just a matter of pulling into our spot at Glenyan. We are enjoying the simple life for now. I am looking forward to getting to a guild meeting or two before school starts so I can get a fiber fix!