Friday, 2 October 2015

small autumn thoughts














 new arrivals require extra space, more amenities and so there are two new kitchen areas, a cot, cooking utensils, garden furniture......other objects, such as the ping-pong table are temporarily(?) displaced and the chickens are therefore having a game in the shop, they're all making do....and having lots of fun, so I imagine. I'm not usually in the know about the goings-on in the many storied household; however, last evening as I wandered into the studio I noticed a toad hip-hopping surreptitiously under one of the shelving units and I swear I heard drumming noises....all was quite quiet once I entered; ah well, so it goes, I suppose it is only natural: the fate of all parents is to miss out on most of the fun their offspring may experience. Meanwhile I keep myself busy with the cut-offs....






18 comments:

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

SO Happy to see the Old Bird King especially....he looks Well, and
what is he cooking up? All the new changes...just GRAND!

and you...you look so

soft

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

and i forgot..., the CRIB?????? a new one coming????????? Whose????
or, do we not ask

Mo Crow said...

what a delight to visit and love the new cloth

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

yes, I do and am happy I can!
re the crib: you know as much as I do; they've been arriving higgledy-piggledy, I've lost count and honestly have no idea who came with who and if anyone was pregnant, or did on of the 'older' residents give birth; will investigate further

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

hi Mo, thank you, the cloth is gradually growing and it is soft like me

Debbie said...

A joy to see the many storied household again and love the cloth.
I meant to say in your last post how its strange that we put comparatively random pieces of cloth together and they turn out expressing something familier.

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

thanks you Debbie, I agree; I have left a comment on your blog and suggest others visit you as well!

julie said...

If I knew those chickens could play ping pong, I would have never let them go!! Big big smile looking inside the project. PS The "I am not a robot" test is getting harder and harder. I am afraid I may be a robot soon.

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

the ping-pong table was a gift from friend J. One of the absolute best!!
ever since it arrived they have organised ping-pong matches, singles and doubles, they even had a 'table-tennis-tournament' I'm afraid I don't know who eventually became champion as it lasted two whole week and I do have other things to do than watch endless games of batting tiny, tiny balls back and forth; sometimes a whole bunch will play together, with all players running around the table at the same time, each player hitting (or missing) the ball and running, running until they're all are red-in-the-face and clamouring for lemonade and tea! which is where I enter the stage with my huge red teapot and pour countless cups of earl grey, and we all sit around drinking, panting and enjoying the physical exhaustion.
p.s. please don't become a robot, I would sorely miss your hilarious comments, not to mention your own stories over at Threading the Dog.

Nancy said...

OH OH OH! This is glorious! And just the inspiration I've needed to send old PR on his way (remember him?) He's been waiting sooooo long, his middle name should be patience! In the meantime, he has been talking up his trip to no end and there are others begging to go, so I will have to sit down with them and explain a bit more of the tall house. I'm sure at that point they will have packed a bag and be running out the door! At any rate, I notice a quiet feather space on the bottom right, that I fear my bunch my bustle into, if that is ok with the gang over there. I'll tell them to bring housewarming offerings of their own ;)
As for you and your cloth (and your world) - indeed 'soft' is the word. I love seeing the land and think 'oh my wouldn't any dog be so happy to run about?!' I see you and you look so serene. I see that cloth of ours growing...such beauty. Today I really notice the soft hues, especially the pnky=reds and loving the totemanimals as always. Hugs to you Saskia.

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

hi Nancy, you must forgive me for forgetting you were going to send someone our way......now that you mention it, I do of course remember:-)
we'll keep a look-out for the postwoman who will most likely be delivering them in person!

we wait with a sense of curious anticipation at who might enter the household next (not holding our breath though)

Nancy said...

Oh. please no breath holding!

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

ha ha, no pressure

Heather said...

The doll house is so very Dutch! Reminds me of my GreatOma's house.

deemallon said...

wow! these miniature scenes really capture something of childhood for me. made scene after scene for my tiny mouse and other critters. love this part of your work so, so much.

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

Hi Heather: you have Dutch roots? Is it a Dutch thing??

oh you too Dee? I made dolls' houses in so many different spots: cupboards, shelves, a home-made modern house (manufactured by my dad)

Katherine Dunn said...

love this....

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

hi Katherine, welcome! and thank you