Tuesday, April 26, 2016

- Bookends

Retrospective (5/29/2016)

Patch #117 Wood block "printing" ...



with fabric marker and a little elbow grease ...



Original Post

Our travels included a stop at Class and Trash on the Outer Banks. The scene of some darn good buys in the past, C&T did not disappoint, as Don picked up a cigar mold (picture to follow after we unpack) and I scored this ...


Meant to be a mandala-ish hanging, it is composed of what look to be ten carved textile printing blocks (plus one piece of wonky wood molding). So hmmmm ... wonder how I can return these lovelies to their intended purpose ...


We made one last stop at Tortuga's Lie for lunch (tuna for Don, oysters for me this time) and reminisced about how we've been going to the same spot for over 30 years and 3 name changes. 

So I googled the original restaurant name and sure enough, found something ...


and better yet, this ten year old post, the first two sentences of which were almost verbatim what we had said to each other moments before ...


45 minutes was the standard wait time for an omelet at Gandalf's ... and it was worth it! 

Too soon we were on the road and the trip ended much as it began ...


a 6 1/2 mile backup on the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. Fortunately, we turned off I-64 before hitting the tunnel, and are now sitting in the airport contemplating a rough ride ahead. Storms full of potential tornadoes lie between us and home. 

Addendum:

Any of you who are frequent flyers know what this means ...


I smile ...

6 comments:

Dana said...

More leg room, right? Precious space. I love your wooden stamps. I hope you will have fun with them.

Mo Crow said...

look forward to seeing the work that grows from these blocks

Helen Percy Lystra said...

Love your find!

Liz Ackert said...

Oh boy was that leg room appreciated for the three hours we were on the plane!

Liz Ackert said...

I've got some research to do first .. but yes, they should prove to be fun!

Liz Ackert said...

I'm continually amazed by what catches my eye these days