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Iceland Rocks!

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

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In a trip to Iceland this past August, the husband and I took mini-bus tours out to the rocky coasts, where cliffs, hillsides, and beaches bore the vestiges of  volcanic and glacial upheaval.

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I’m so lichen this interplay of ground and sky.

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Landscape or still life?

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Like a man-made mesa, with a walking path high up just on the other side of this wall.

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If I were a rock climber with all the right equipment, if I were not so scared of heights, if I never had to descend, and if I never looked down, then maybe…

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Green green, grows the grass on the far side of the hill. Which is why the names for Iceland and Greenland should be switched.

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Rocks + water = Gorgeousness, no?

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Arc-i-texture! (with a tip of the cap to Carol Taylor for the caption title word-play)

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Gully, but this cliff is terrif.

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Natural stadium seating.

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Don’t mind taking a seat myself.

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Patch of colorful life.

 

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Wildlife sighting: a colony of puffins.

 

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Don’t mind saying that while life has its ups and downs, our marriage has never been what I would call rocky. The husband is my rock, and a rolling stone who propels us on these adventures.

 

Out of the Dark, Esterita

A favorite quilt artist who really rocks the heck out of color, shade, and perspective. “Out of the Dark,” by Esterita Austin.

Into the Light, Esterita

“Into the Light,” by Esterita Austin. Check out her workshops! http://esteritaaustin.com

I confess, these days I’ve hit rock bottom in terms of time, energy and motivation for creative fabric play that’s just for fun and personal enrichment. However, as far as seeking inspiration and dreaming about quilt projects to come, I’m leaving no stone unturned! How do you rock your quilts…or your quiltmaking regimen?