Sunday, February 08, 2009

Me and my hyperactivity

I have nervous energy and yet I need to sit and sew. Yesterday I fixed up a couple of Marty's outfits (wait... Bardolf's tunics) for the Estrella War he's going to with his dad in a few days (big interkingdom SCA event near Phoenix), I cut out a pair of black wool pants for him, fixed the wool pants Keith's had for years, and when I went to buy the right color of grey thread, ended up buying some striped wool for a new pair of pants for Keith (well, for Gunwaldt, his SCA self). Very nice wool.

So I'm sewing and watching Brother Sun, Sister Moon, a movie I will love for life despite that criticism of those who can't appreciate religious-art in the form of a movie. Had it been a painting with discrepancies from the historical record, or a sculpture, or a medal, no one would care. But make it HUGE, with real scenery and real medieval buildings and costumes and music, and people say "the armor is crap" and "Clare wasn't that age," and blah blah. ART. Art.

Oh right. I need to get back to sewing. But I needed to pause the movie anyway and remembered that the computer sits here looking at me. My new DVD player for the sewing room, which is also a camera and a computer. See the wool?


Madeline Rains said...

Beautiful wool. I liked the innocence in that movie, and the visuals.

Alex Polikowsky said...

I love that movie. I think I was like 10 when I saw it the first time.

Mandy said...

Hey Sandra,
I just wanted you to know that the other night I stumbled upon a discussion involving you and other unschoolers about television. It was many years old! At any rate, it really blessed me and helped me to view television watching in a totally different light. I LOVE tv and so do my kids and I felt so guilty for this. I'm starting to lose that guilt since I read your discussion. Thank you!

Sandra Dodd said...

I just look at this post for the first time since it was new. I had missed the comments!

Bona Fide Mama, I hope things kept getting better for you!.

Alex and Madeline, I first saw that movie at a drive-in on east Central, with my boyfriend, Dev Singh. On old Route 66, toward the mountains, in Albuquerque, when we were at the University of New Mexico. It was the kind of theatre that had a speaker and a heater on the pole, and it was a cool evening. It was a very romantic kind of movie for a couple who were interested in costumes, history and religion.