August 13, 2010
I spend a lot of time learning things. It’s not intentional. I don’t say “today I’m going to learn about . . . “, I just need to know things. Today it’s all about bog coats (getting ready to teach a workshop) which lead to “guba”, an old European type of coat woven from roughly twisted fibers. In trying to find a picture of a guba coat I Googled guba coat and clicked over to images. Sometimes it’s faster to find what you need if you can see what the site’s really about.
So here I am searching for a picture or drawing of a guba coat, which I haven’t yet found. What I did find ranged from interesting to bizarre. Don’t believe me? Try it. Keep an eye out for “propeller man” (unprepossessing naked guy standing on the deck of a sail boat swinging . . . you guessed it), beautiful feet with bright red toe nails on a weight scale, a zebrula (horse/zebra cross), an artsy painting of a Rubenesque naked lady in skewed perspective . . . and still no guba coat.