I do and see so many fabulous things in my travels around Asheville. And I get lost in the studio creating art. I forget to blog about them, specifically "Wonderment Wednesdays". And I need to take a breath and do better. So yesterday was Wednesday, and I went forth and saw a great Asheville store, and here's what I found.
I've been wanting to incorporate local organics into my art. Now that idea came to me...a gift from the Universe, but I didn't know exactly what it meant. These "directives" come, and are sometimes not too specific. I have to be open to them and hunt them down - ferret them out, so to speak.
Yesterday, I stopped at The Villagers on Haywood Road in Asheville. Wow! Now this is a store for sustainable living. Natalie has such a treasure trove of supplies: additives for soil, tools for inside and outside your home. Classes on all sorts of wonderful topics, such as canning and home dairy. Stop by the shop, or check them out on line!
What I was over the moon over was the shelves of wonderful glass containers full of all sorts of botanicals. Nettles, calendula petals, oat straw, rhodiola, beeswax, hibiscus, to name a few! Now I could use those calendula for the banks of flowers along our roads in summer. Oat straw and nettles could be fields. Rhodiola could become dirt and mountain paths. So I plunged in and brought those treasures to the studio.
So today, I am beginning to attach those calendula petals to a lighted pieces titled "Harvest". I get back to you about how that goes. But regardless of the outcome, it was a day full of Wonderment!