Getting Closer to Day 99

My #99DayProject continues, as does summer, though the temperatures have returned to closer to normal which feels downright cold by comparison to what we have been experiencing.  Here are the seven squares I created this past week.

Day 71: grass seed heads turning golden in the pasture.

Day 72: Manitoba maple leaves turning colour in the drought.

Day 73: porch geraniums.

Day 74: dreaming of rain at night. (There was none.)

Day 75: full moon with smoke haze.

Day 76: bronze sunflower.

Day 77: green beans and red onions in a blue bowl.

I have pictures of some of the colour inspirations for the squares. Here are the ingredients for the bean salad,

and this week’s vase of sunflowers with some bronze ones. (The brown bottle they are in was found on this property and likely once held horse liniment.)

Here’s the front porch. Most years it doesn’t look this good until late August but the combination of heat and regular watering has worked wonders. The pile of gear on the steps is what David wears while using the chain saw. I left it in place for the photograph since it made a good counterbalance for the geraniums.

I have also taken more pictures of things that may appear in future squares.

Some of you may recognize our fish windsock even in this much worn condition. The sun and wind have taken their toll and it won’t be long before we have to replace it. (Perhaps it will be the inspiration for another square before it departs!)

The drought continues —you can see the state of the grass in the image above— but there is hope for precipitation this evening. Fingers crossed.

In other book arts news:

Last week some of you may have watched the video of Peter Verheyen using a Fraying Shield or read his post about it. Jeff Peachey now has them for sale.

You can check them out in this post.


Are you planning ahead for late summer/autumn activities? Book Paper Thread continues to offer online instruction. You can find course descriptions and registration information on their website.



About Byopia Press

I have been working in the book arts field for more than twenty years, and operating Byopia Press with my husband David since the late 1990s. I began producing artist's books and altered books in 2004.
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