I walked into the studio this afternoon and spotted the pile of wooden shingles I got earlier this Fall. The sidewalk crack idea has been simmering in the back of my mind and I suddenly saw the shingles as a good work surface. The wood burning tool seemed like the perfect way to create the image. So I grabbed a shingle, plugged in the wood wand and set to work. I'm really quite happy with this and can imagine a series of three or four of these side by side to form a single work.
I am not very inspired lately and have been spending a lot of time sitting around knitting and eating. I have even begun to gain weight...probably a combination of much less exercise and much more food. I have always imagined that I would eventually get fat again, as I was most of my life. I also always knew that when it happened I would be powerless to stop it. I have really enjoyed being as small as I am now. I see the handwriting on the wall, though. A few days ago I made an apple pie and ate the entire thing in two sittings.
This does not bode well.