frenchtown fiber

Chris Mundy and Kate House try to make art while navigating the crap life throws at them.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Death by Misadventure

I was listening to NPR on the way to work this morning, as usual. They had a story about Rolling Stone drummer Brian Jones, who died 40 years ago. He was found floating in his pool. The guy did a lot of drugs, but there has always been rumors of foul play. They may reopen the case now due to some kind of document that has surfaced. What struck me about this report was that case was originally ruled "Death by Misadventure!"  I love that! What great words. So British. How many people die through a misadventure? Plenty, I think. I immediately called my husband when I arrived at work; he also loves  a clever phrase.

In other news, I've created my own economic stimulus package by using a lot of the money from my recent sale and buying fiber art on Etsy. I'm so excited!!! I ordered something from the UK, and something from Australia. Also, someone from Pennsylvania, Maryland, and somewhere else in the US. I'm telling myself that a few of these things are gifts. How dare I spend my own hard earned money on myself?

One more thing, I feel like I am getting my creative mojo back a little. Maybe it is making a sale, maybe it is the sudden change in weather. (It has turned cool and dry. I wore a sweatshirt on my walk this morning.) I gathered a bunch of fabric etc. from my dungeon workshop and spread it out on the floor in the living room. I want to do a collage quilt built around an image that I have had for some time. It is a picture of a woman taken during the great depression. I like building a story out of a picture. Here she is:

3 comments:

Kim Hambric said...

Chris, thanks for spreading around your economic stimulus. So many of us need a boost. Looking forward to seeing what becomes of the depression-era inspiration.

Trying my best to avoid misadventure here. Or at least death by it.

Leslie Avon Miller said...

This woman would be fashionably thin in today's standards. In the depression, she was just hungry and overworked.

self taught artist said...

...your dungeon workshop.
i love it.
i get it.