I have this weird desire to fill the forest with little fairies and wood nymphs and gnomes. and frogs and such. To tuck them into the tree bark and into rotted out logs and into the moss.
May 10th 2013. I was invited to be one of many guest artists for a day of arts at north Shore school. Wanting to involve students in my work, I created this shoe. iIt is about 20 inches tall. We talked about how what we love as children, might reflect what we become as adults. ..
so I loved to play in the mud and sand. I love Mother Goose, nursery rhymes and jump rope songs. We circled around until we got to "There was an old Woman who lived in a shoe." Being PC aware I rewrote the final lines to be "She had so many children, she didn't know what to do. She gave them some fruit, some nuts and bread, she hugged them all sweetly and tucked them in bed." Then the students were invited to create the children for the shoe. and some cats and dogs too. it was grand! I am finally firing it today. Reijo and I had quite a time getting it into the kiln.. then color and then I will donate it to the school library.
"This is a day that the Lord has made. Rejoice and be glad."
Tthat just about sums up where I have come to in the past five years since my last post. it has been quite a journey and it continues. I again find my joy and peace in the creative process and the studio.. Now, however, it is mainly that and so much less about the marketplace, but more about the quality of my time, my moment my connection to the sacred world we have been given.
I invite you to join with me here as I document the days with gratitude.
I love playing in the mud and the trees. Snow covered land and stars sparkling above. I enjoy the plethora of diamonds that sparkle on the water and again on my snow filled hillsides. I can't decide if it's best to narrow my focus or mix it up. I have always struggled with duality. I enjoy skiing or a walk in the woods. I have an Aussie puppy and an aging Jack Russell. I love my Finnish Husband, Reijo, solitude, and God.