Please come and see me!

This Saturday.  Yes, this Saturday.  It's Second Saturday in Asheville's River Arts District.  Ill be joining many of the RADA artist who will be working and demonstrating in the District's many studios and galleries.  And we love talking about what we do.  

I'll be at Eco Depot Marketplace (408 Depot Street) starting at 2:00 p.m., working on a couple of spring vessels.  Here's a pic of the fibers I used.  My first use of Alpaca fibers and they are amazing to work with.   And maybe a piece that is a "whole new thing"!

There will be live music starting at 7:OO, so it will be a great time.  Hope to see you!

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WONDERMENT WEDNESDAY....through an artist's eyes.

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!

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Wonderment Wednesday!

It's raining here in Asheville.  So today's Wonderment Wednesday was seeing if I could finally post Steve Mann's awesome photo from last Friday to Facebook.  Had to take the computer into Charlotte Street Computer in order to accomplish this.   

Well, I spent five hours working on a new piece, all the while glancing over at the computer.   It's a "wonder" that with a bit of alchemy I turn soft fiber into glass like vessels and window pieces.  It's also a wonder that I was able to use Steve's photos on Facebook!