Monday, October 25, 2010

Our dear dad left this world yesterday. Hospice lovingly saw him through the transition from this world to the next.

The image that pervaded my vision upon awakening today was a collaboration of time, impermanence and the delicacy of a soap bubble, each of us inhabiting our own.

I am on a journey, as we all are. My physical self is here in Holland, many miles from home, but feeling at home as I have been lovingly cared for by my new family of friends here in Leende.

I will miss my dad.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Copenhagen is Beautiful.

As always the doorways intrigue me.
The luxury of time to walk and observe and reflect, what a joy.
The architecture, colors and smells, the perfectly tasteful presentation of food, clothing, storefronts.
I have the best job and meet the best people!

Monday, October 11, 2010

A wonderful time.....

This beautiful farm just to the north of Stockholm was the setting for a fabulous gathering of students from Sweden and Finland, with Tove and Jette as co-hosts, responsible for organizing and making happen a very special weekend.

We drove back to Denmark today with a much more welcoming weather pattern than our trip last week. It was a beautiful day, chilly and sunny with the fall colors transforming the countryside. Tomorrow I'll take a day trip into Copenhagen, I look forward to juxtaposing the country experience with a trip into the city!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Be here now.

This is the challenge, my own personal challenge that is. My work calls for me to 'be here now' as well as WAY out in front of myself. The pictures of these new Assemblage/Bronze pieces are examples of upcoming workshops at Crystal Creations/Beads Gone Wild in W. Palm beach Dec. 10-12 and The Bead House in Bristol, RI, February 19-20. I am loving the thought of pulling together all of these ideas, FastFire BronzeClay, new and old Brass findings, color and personal objects.

I leave today for my trip and my focus feels like the autofocus on my camera only spanning time, from here, NOW, to way ahead, to here again.

This favorite photo taken in Oregon last year at this time while Meesh and I pranced around the pumpkin patch, look at that sky.