This post is another quick one with lots of pictures to tell the story. I've just returned from an epic journey. I rotated and balanced my tires, got an oil change, and then drove for three solid days to the border of Mexico and back.
The theme color for this month is Gold and Saffron. Here's a snapshot from the day before I left.
And then, next thing I knew I was almost to San Diego.
By the time I arrived and spent a little time with a friend who lives down there, it was time for bed. It was strange to see city lights illuminating a skyline defined by palm trees.
I woke up and had a little time to take in the nature and see what the locals do on Saturday morning. Volleyball and surfing are high on the list.
I arrived at home of "The Yurt Dude" to find most of the parts out of the storage space already. Wow, it's beautiful!
We packed all of the parts in the van quickly but carefully. Anything that could shift has been strapped tight to the wall.
Two more days of driving and a few hours of unpacking found the yurt parts nestled in the current studio.
The Yurt Guy felt bad about taking so long to arrive at a delivery date after I paid him so he gave me quite a few "extras". This Mongolian daybed frame is one of those things. It's gorgeous! I need to create the mattress support system and acquire a mattress, but those are easy.
Here's a neat little detail about getting furniture that designed for a yurt. There was quite a lot of thought put into a mechanism by which the back of the daybed could follow the curve of the wall. It's done with hinges and brackets.
And then this morning I received the "good news" email from the company that's providing me with insulation and covers for this yurt. They will be able to get them to me sooner than we expected. I will certainly be set up in the new studio before December first. Yes!
This photo shows the three major projects in my life at the moment. In the front you can see my new booth. Behind that, there are two looms in action at the moment - one dressed in blue and one in red. Behind that is the yurt.