Oh, it's been a lazy week, in between Poppies and Lotus blossoms...must be the oppressive heat. We have been promised rain, for the past few days, that has failed to materialize - naturally! We have been "lucky" enough to get the humidity that goes along with it, however. The sunset was magnificent last evening though, unfortunately, it comes at the price that CA pays for it's wildfires. We witness the most beautiful orange and pink skies here, when the west coast is ablaze!
Creativity was at a low this week...working on odds and ends, and trying to finish up some UFOs. I did get a very "peaceful" bag made for a dear friend, who needed a gift for her daughter. Yoga and running are a big part of her life, so her Mom asked me for a bag that would accommodate a pair of sneakers, with a Lotus blossom somewhere in the design. Happy to oblige, what resulted was a hobo bag - big enough to house those running shoes and still look elegant...beautiful home dec tapestry/jacquard fabric (the strap detail picture is closer to the rich, true color of the fabric...one day, I really should take photo lessons), free-motion quilted; appliqued and quilted Lotus blossom on the front pocket; button detailing on the strap.
I managed to escape to the cool of the movie theater on Tuesday night, with Jackie (her husband joined us for dinner and then ditched us to spend the evening with Angelina Jolie). Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 was held last month, in Chicago, for the third year...an incredible lineup of some of the world's greatest blues guitar players (Clapton, Steve Winwood, B.B. King, ZZ Top, Sonny Landreth, John Mayer, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Jonny Lang, Ron Woods, etc., etc., etc.) - an all day concert that was filmed and released (parts of it) to movie theaters for one night only. An incredible two full hours (no previews of movies before, and no talking/breaks during the movie...JUST music) of blues song, after song - a peaceful, easy evening, for sure! Album comes out in November, and I will undoubtedly have it playing on my home stereo, the same day!