Sunday, May 1, 2011

I AM SOOOOO............HAPPY!!!!!......................

Today I met the loveliest young woman named Sheri.............

and guess what?


Thank you to my good friend, and talented printmaker Celeste Roe who teaches at our local art center, and who also put out 'the good word' to her students.........turning this tale very quickly into 'happily ever after'......

I am so happy because my press is going to a very very good home and I feel as though a raft has been lifted from my back.........which reminds me of this Buddhist Proverb......

The Great Crossing
The Buddha said: "A man beginning a long journey sees ahead a vast body of water. There is neither boat nor bridge. To escape the dangers of his present location, he constructs a raft of grass and branches. When he reaches the other side he realizes how useful the raft was and wonders if he should hoist it on his back and carry it with him forever. Now if he did this, would he be wise? Or, having crossed to safety, should he place the raft in a high dry location for someone else to use? This is the way I have taught the dharma, the doctrine - for crossing, not for keeping. Cast aside every proper state of mind, oh monks - much less wrong ones - and remember well to leave the raft behind!"


  1. I am so happy to have met you and have to pinch myself that I actually have a press in my garage now. I just ordered my brayers and ink. I can't wait to create. BTW, here is that artist in Santa Fe I mentioned that first inspired me to do printmaking. Her work is beautiful. Check out that studio!

  2. Hi Sheri!!! So happy to hear you are almost ready to roll (pardon the pun)........can't wait to see what you make......I do know of Betsy Bauer! I saw a show of hers the last time I was in Santa Fe.....I had the same reaction as you! Plus she showed pieces inspired by her time in Tuscany and that made my juices flow even more.......I LOVE Tuscany too! Please keep in touch! ox