so when the kind folk at Madeline Island in Lake Superior asked whether i would care to join them next summer i jumped at the chance
the last time i was on the shores of that lake was in 1976
when our family was travelling across Canada in a $200 jeep
there were holes in the floor that let in exhaust fumes
- we chewed a lot of gum and plugged them with it
the jeep died in San Francisco
at the end of an epic journey across the continent and down the West Coast
- i visit the oil stain it left on the pavements of Russian Hill
each time i swing through my favourite city
Pa left his camera sitting on a log on the north shore of Lake Superior
but that's another story.
so in July 2013
i will be taking the ferry to Madeline Island
for five days of dyeing, stitching and storytelling
the class is the "Wayfarer's Wanderbook and Windfall Cloth"
the contract is signed and nailed into place on my calendar.
...they wanted a bio photo
which is a bit tricksy. there are not that many images of me stored in the electronic retrieval system
i sent them two to choose from
|using the Pacific Puddle as pre-mordant|
and this one [i'm the one in the dress]
|photo credit : Nancy Zeller|
wonder if i will find a dog-friend on the island?