Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Another Amazing Two Weeks...................

Wow.........so I have landed here in this quiet town in New Mexico.......and my life seems to be rushing forward with hardly time to blink................

It is hard to think back to where I was two weeks ago........furiously making.......parts.......for earrings.....I figure........and how that came to be, I haven't a clue........except that I was to take part in our little town's Sunflower Festival.......the biggest thing that happens here........and yes.......there are wild sunflowers here.....

And I was antipating a visit from my friend Roz from Oz.......and SOOOOOOOO looking forward to that!!!

As she and I have had a few adventures.....



 under our belt.....

always unexpected....

as this one was as well.........

And so I worked to clear the deck for her arrival...... and......she did.........arrive............

and what did we do?........and where did we go?........and what did we see..........?

TO BE CONTINUED.......

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Finding Space and Time..........

This weekend I was Chasing Santa Fe.............

........there for a talk given by Her Eminence Khandro Rinpoche........and after that.......wandered here and there.......pondering our exsistance as always........and stumbled upon.........


this place......


Which you can read about here ...


.........and I began to rethink my life in an Airstream......or Teardrop........and am now considering how a shipping container might serve as shelter................


Thursday, August 11, 2011

It's all about ME.............

whew.........what a month or so.........I have been busy....

.......setting up a studio.......ish........making stuff.......cleaning my new abode......ish.......making new friends.......reuiniting with old ones.....acclimating to this place, altitude, small town, climate and all that........and anticipating a special visitor from far away........

.......getting my bearings to where I am in relation to "no where" and there.......and here..........and I came to the realization today..........that........

I am home. 

This is where I live now.  

And it is so easy.  And right......

and that's all for now.

I promise to get back to you with the details.........

ox

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Lookie Look!!!..................

At THIS............


VERY SPECIAL PACKAGE


which contained.........


a magic feather.......


sent to me and lovingly made by........


Eva........who you can find here.......

I have been watching Eva weave her magic for months and months now as she hints at the arrival of a precious jewel.........knowing this might be my last chance for a while to own one of her treasured necklaces.....I feel blessed.....

Thank you, Eva!

As an addendum, I was just reminded of Jude Hill's brilliant 'Magic Feather Project' 
which you can read about here........


Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Setting.........Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

So as my friends are headed to Haystack the end of August..........

I wander there with these memories.........

en Joy........












So my friends......breathe deep the salty air.......

and suck on a lobster for ME!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Human Marks.......Dorothy Caldwell...........

With so much going on here.......later on that......I've little time to post.......however........prompted by India Flint's announcement of Dorothy's class in Brisbane at our friend Roz's beautiful setting.......I was reminded of two things........My amazing experience attending a workshop titled 'Human Marks' with Dorothy......and it's location........Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine.

Soooooooooooooo..........as we all do have trouble editing these workshop photos, I'm going to give it a try.......and then divide it by two........the amazing content of Dorothy's class (and it was 2 weeks.....of that)....and the setting (next post)...... the amazingly beautiful Haystack..........

Here goes.........


Our Classroom at Haystack


Dorothy's 'Board'


Perusing books for Inspiration


Don't ask.........really don't........


My Samples ....just a start and one of MANY techniques Dorothy shares


Workspace Portraits


A gift for Dorothy.....


From a really great gang o' mark makers.....

Gosh we had fun!