As of 2 weekends ago, the only part of my 6 panel project that still needed paint was the tree on the middle light/daytime panel. But as you may remember, I completely messed it up when I shook the bottle of liquid leaf without remembering I’d already unscrewed the cap. I tried to repair the damage, but ended up doing a complete redo of the 3 light/daytime panels.
I’ve always wanted the tree on my daytime panels to be bright shiny silver. After trying to cut sheet metal tin, then contemplating tin foil, then contemplating silver leaf, I discovered silver “liquid leaf” and my decision was made. I completed the silver on 2 of the 3 light/daytime panels.
Everyone has a day now and then that just goes wrong every which way, for no apparent reason. I always assume when I have a day like this that someone’s bad karma has gotten too close to me and rubbed off a little. My therapist says that’s impossible, but I don’t think so. Today I ended up breaking the garbage disposal and trashing one of the 6 panels of my latest art project. *Scream*!!!
I started this project 10 years ago. For 9 years it remained as 6 unpainted 11×14″ canvas boards with a tree sketched onto them in pencil. They have been stacked in my art room, first in Gloucester, and then in Ipswich when I moved in with hubby <3 Last July [as in 2015] I finally
I have spotted the water snake sunning herself, but I have never seen her actually swimming until today! She’s about 4 feet long and quite fat – she’s obviously cleaning up with all the fish trapped in the shallow water due to the drought.
Today I put the finishing touches on my 1st stained glass circles project and hung it in the bedroom window.
Lately I feel like the Keeper of the Hole. Last week I wrote about the drought and how the fish ladder has dried up, and also how I removed some rocks from the entrance to the storm drain below our house. Well, today it was even worse!
As you probably know by now, the Ipswich River water level is at an historic low. The poor turtles were getting trapped in the fish ladder, but the otters have been displaying some amazing ingenuity. Back before the drought they used the fish ladder to get from the tidal water below the dam to the fresh water above the dam. Now we’re seeing them use the storm drain system and also scaling the dam using a pile of rocks for leverage.
Today is my 3rd Blogiversary. On August 26, 2013, I published my first post on ninedarkmoons.com and started a 3 year odyssey of DIY, creativity, photography, and self expression. I’ve also learned way more about website design than I ever thought possible! Over the past 3 years I’ve published 316 posts & over 4,500 photos. I am very proud of what I’ve accomplished.
Due to the current drought in the Northeast, the Ipswich River water levels have been getting lower and lower. The waterfall stopped altogether over a month ago, making our house oddly silent. The fish ladder, which is directly behind our house, runs perpendicular to the dam. Because of the falling water levels, turtles started getting trapped in the fish ladder at the end of July. I rescued 5 and other people rescued a whole bunch more.