So far into spring already!, but it's taken this long for my life to've revealed its new pattern ... Traditionally, a widow makes NO CHANGES for at least 2 years after this biggest change in her life.
Me? No.... dumped EVERYTHING.
How could I stay alone without R at the homestead we built together over a quarter century?? Being one to rip off bandaids quick, & with compliance from the Universe,
I am now about 180 degrees from the previous life, & showered with blessings...
even though they changed my fone # several times!!!
New contact info is elsewhere on this site.
Eugene's Saturday Market is 5 degrees of latitude north now,
but still taking a prominent place on my altar--
a unique and precious institution!
Their opening day was-- traditionally-- the 1st Saturday in April,
& they remain on the Park Blocks 'til the weekend before Thanxgiving
when the metamorphosis to Holiday Market occurs at the FairGrounds.
I'll be by once or twice as travels allow--
get with me on FaceBook to find out WHEN.
Immediately upon moving appeared a neighbor with a spinning flock!
I am now roustie at her shearings!!!
All raw materials are safely stored in a capacious attic over the studio--
except for YARN. Bags of yarn all around dowstairs...
knitting Curly Tuques has been the road back into my work. Endless colors!
Sewing again also, heading back towards the appliqued woolen hoodie boleros,
where I left off a couple years ago.
I'm riding pillion with Humboldt AmVets Riders Chapter 96, their titular widow.
We fold the flag at memorials for veterans' families.
It is one thing to know of someone's life partner passing;
to experience that puts one deeply in touch with the heart of another new to this event.
I hold this space.
Two radically different art districts are forming nearby, & I've been in at their inception:
Eagle Prairie Arts District
Rio Dell CA
Board Secretary & calligraphress
Artisan Alley Alliance
Threads & Fibers
holding the feminine & resilient
in a group dominated by masculine energies & stern media
Picking up from Saturday Market, I'll set up next to
Artisan Alley Annex
on Memorial Day 27 May 13
Really interested to see where my work will head nowadays,
& really interested in seeing what the response will be!
Another door opening is the SelfHelp desk for Jah Med,
which handles psych & medical response for the big music festivals in No CA.
I had Trinity Herb in Bodega CA for 7 years-- dispensing rather than prescribing, though--
plus my 90 yrs (if you add my 5 sons end to end) living far from medical facilities....
the healing arts use the same energy I use for Making Stuff.
Jah Med has previously lacked someone familiar with alternative medicine, that 'd be me!
New kid on the block finds a place!!
So you could look for me in SelfHelp.
Riverview Ranch, Piercy CA
Friday 7 June 8 am- Sunday 9 June evening
Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
Mendocino County Fairgrounds, Boonville CA
Thursday 20 June- Sunday 23 June
Reggae on the River
French's Camp south of Garberville CA
1st-4th August 2013
Then there'll be
weekend 17 August-2 September
the Pillow Palace Flophouse & Marshmallow Roast
corner of Rod's Road & 5:30
I'm instructing 2 needlefelting workshops at
the Natural Fiber Fair
Sunday 8 September 13
Waifs & Sprites
Little Woolen Goddesses
won't be at the Fiber Festival this year after all.
My grandmother, Eulabee Dix, was the last of the great miniature portraitists.
She was highly eccentric, quite the politician, knew & painted all sorts of famous folk,
& her work crossed with the advent of photography as the new medium for portraits.
Usually it takes about 60 yrs posthumously for an artist's place in history to become apparent,
but due to the factors listed above, Grandma came in well ahead of her time!
The Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney has adopted her as their Native Daughter, being as she lived there once.
They own a painting of her done by Robert Henri, quite the prize~~
I was probably closer to her than anyone else in the family, in a heart sense,
and my presence as some sort of artifact has been requested at the Grand Opening 7 September--
alas, right on top of NFF!
But they are arranging for me to instruct a workshop in Kearney, just for the fun of it.
Currently I am going thru my collexion of her possessions--
odd clothes, some of her paintbrushes, etc. to loan for the exhibit...
Stay tuned, MidWestern Woolie, for info on the workshop!
MISSED YOU! I was set up at the Dahlia Show, County Fairgrounds in Ferndale CA, by invitation: they wanted 'art inspired by Nature'-- that'd be me! A very nice venue, like a mini Saturday/Farmers' Market.
Now, don't be missing this one: I'm setting up at
The Victorian Crafts Fair
Danish Hall just off Main St., Ferndale CA
Saturday 23 November, 10 am- 6 pm
It's their first event, will be heavily advertised. The whole town is behind this weekend and all shops will be brightly lit with shiny goods...
And then, next year 2014--
Joseph Campbell Folk School
11-17 May, do note 2014...
FeltMaking: Wet Felt & NeedleFelt
Yes YES, 2 more workbooks in the offing!! we shall see when they are ready to hatch~~
HEADGEAR: Felted & Knitted Extravagances
Felt Folk by the Hollow Parts Method
Hoping to run into you here or there around the planet.
'Til then... much love & huggs!