It isn't a lot to show but it's something. The two oxen have been hooked and now need to survey the situation and decide what to do next. Wondering what farm animal or inanimate to draw in where. I was quite hasty drawing in a single larger ox previously and changed my mind. Then I went back to the original smaller size but making it a double Ox. Sure don't want to jump the gun this time so need to sleep on it tonight.
Okay, okay, I'm sure everyone is looking and thinking..."where are the brown Ox's back legs and tail???" Take a look at my inspiration for the piece below. It is a given that the hind legs and tail of the ox in the back are hidden by the one in front. Besides, it is a primitive piece and extra loops would only confuse the viewer, not to mention the hell it would give the hooker 😬.
Meanwhile I'll pull a few loops on the background of The Thin Blue Line Flag. It's getting close to being all hooked and then I'll have 3 rugs to bind. However, my van service appointment has been moved to July 20th so can hold them until then. But could be I'll end up doing some binding tasks before then.
Yesterday I worked outside for over 1 1/2 hours trimming limbs, pulling weeds and was a sweaty mess as I came in around lunch time. Today was even more oppressive and all I did was drop off items to the thrift shop and go to the grocery store. When I returned home looked at the thermostat and the outside temperature was 96 degrees and heard on the news this morning the dew point would be in the 76 but can't remember the humidity count.
I'm sure my age has a little to do with today's uncomfort but the heat, humidity and air quality is also part of the problem. Today was a warning to me about working outside in the heat ~ I'm not 39 anymore; but wish I was.