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a day in the life

College classes started yesterday, which means I'm back to the day job, which is teaching a couple of said college classes, which shouldn't effect you, dear reader, at all. But it might - because my kids will be going back next week and there will be a good 10 days or so of utter bedlam. More than usual, that is. 

I feel a little like this: 


I don't know what that means, either. I was just stuck for a segue and really like this glass art that we saw in Tacoma.

Speaking of glass and days of tumult, there was another installation that I was drawn to.


At first, it was the colors that caught me and how much these rectangles look like calendar grids.

Because, as it turns out, they are.


(click to make big. also: click here for more about the artist.)

What struck me after reading this is how fiber artists do this as well. I can think of at least two patterns that translate days into colors. Can I find links to those patterns now? No. No, I can not. 

But your collective memory is much better than mine. Can you think of any fiber artists who use their work to abstractly document their days?

ETA: Found one of the ones I was thinking of. Still tempted by it.


It's not fiber art, but here's an installation at that Blanton Museum here at UT Austin, where the artist made hand made plaster tablets over a six month period, and piled them up showing how many she made each day. It's easy to see the learning time as the number she made ramped up, and then as she got bored she made fewer of them..


There's this http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2228844/A-stitch-time-Remarkable-knitting-clock-creates-6ft-long-scarf-stitching-loop-thread-30-minutes-YEAR.html

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