Monday, September 27, 2010

Manhole Covers and Ovaries

My personal and current mission is to marry these two things, along with preparing for a month long journey. I leave next Sunday for Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands....did I say for a MONTH? Daunting facts given my life here, caring sometimes via satellite for my sick dad who lives 3 hours away. This life offers us so many challenges. I am amazed, perplexed and touched by lifes many permutations and so grateful for the generosity of spirit that prevails, if you let it.

I don't know how to put my Big Cartel Shop site on hold for the month. I guess I will deactivate it so that people aren't left wanting, but I don't want you to think that I have abandoned it or gone out of business, it's just until the first week in November.

I will try to post occasionally from the open road, I find as I travel a more urgent need to stay in touch emerges.

I hope that this fine Autumn weather is stirring all souls to create and love and carry on the best you can!

Monday, September 13, 2010

ultimate design

Fridays trip into Boston satisfied a long held desire, to photograph the glass flowers at Harvard. In all of the documentation of these incredible specimens there just isn't a collection of the ovaries, my favorite parts! I have so many images now, I can see a whole new world of work waiting for me. After this time in the museum and filling my photo card I DROPPED my camera. Luckily it only shattered the UV filter, got a new one AND a case, duh.

This weekend was lovely, I saw several friends, some that I haven't seen in years. This connection to the ones we love is so important, the 'too busy' sentiment just doesn't cut it anymore. This is what is important.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Time Travel

Yesterday I took a trip to the Brimfield Antique Market, what a visual feast! The weather is changing, Falls nearness brings with it a bittersweet essence. This calls for a schedule evaluation and update, Thanks Meesh.

September brings a return to school for some, a laying in of wood and harvesting for others.

For me this first week brings appointments, lots of them; physicals, mammograms, x-rays, scheduling of the next hand surgery.....visits to old friends, time at the Glass Flowers Museum and time with my dad will fill up the next few days as I head into Boston and down to Cape Cod.