I love the illusive Bamboo Chrysanthemum plant. Found one at Liggett Studio paper making/sculpting lab. Dewey was a big help helping construct and hang though one chrysanthemum is now confetti. Didn't realize the plant has to live hanging from the ceiling if a kitty lives in your home, now I understand why. Dewey is already working on the next paper project. It will probably hang out of reach also.
Along with the other 3 Musketeers, we took a paper making lab with Steve Liggett at Liggett Studio. I'd taken some paper making classes through the years, but this one was really interesting. Steve had a curly piece of paper he'd made, sculpted and showed us so when he offered a paper making/sculpture lab during the summer I jumped at the chance and Catherine stepped up to be my partner.
Dreams are big and there's always more to the process than you realize, but this has been an experience.
Here's the steps for the first piece of paper I embedded with fishing net and other scraps I picked up on the beaches of several Greek Islands. Can't seem to help myself from "procuring" found objects big and small., in the US and overseas. I'm going to make this into a chandelier, with more curly pieces. Yes always and forever enchanted with chandeliers. More curly pieces to be posted (and procured stuff).
Meet Arabella Dragonfly. Isn't she marvelous? As with all dragonflies, when she visits she uses her second set of wings to bring the spirit of someone I love to visit. I so appreciate her. However, today she has some special information for us - LEAVES ARE NOT LITTER. Please read, understand and keep beneficial insects habitats together. Arabella and I are hoping for even more fireflies this year.
Three friends attended their "Let's Talk Gardening" group Tuesday and then started the argument of where shall we go to lunch. As they approached the restaurant Friend #1 said, "Look at this darling little tree under the big Japanese Maple, it almost looks full grown, but it won't live with no sun once the maple leafs out.
Friend #2 said to Friend #1, "You've got a big purse, put the tree in your purse for me." Friend #3 said, "I have a trowel in my car".
Friend #2 said, "I'll go ask permission from the restaurant hostess, they always own the restaurant". The hostess said, "Go for it." Friend #3 came back from her car empty handed. The three friends vowed to return with trowels and bags. And they did.
So important to save a tree. Most important to have friends who will make a second trip with trowels. And vow to always have trowels in their car.
Meet Melissa the Magic Tree and watch for updates on Melissa.
My artist friend Linda Brooks Alread took me to a lovely gallery here where I met Cynthia Ann Brown a good friend of Linda's. She was weaving a darling basket. Linda and I were interested and she invited us to join the Tulsa Basketeers group. They meet at the lodge at the Gathering Place. And all are great weavers, so generous with their expertise and lovely women and men.
My Linda's talent for basket weaving must have been just waiting because her baskets, lots of them compared to my one, are wonderful. And she's still going strong.
I'm feeling the Eldorado, NM vibe back when my days were filled with great friends in my beading and weaving groups. They all gently moved me to the world again and I am still in touch with them. Just sent them a picture of my basket. The material I used is from one of the friends there who had a moving sale. I think her material makes the mistakes less notable. Or is it the friendship?
And yes, there's a hole in the middle of the basket. The group had all kinds of ideas for me to cover it and told me to keeping thinking of something creative. Oh dear, they really don't know me yet!!!!!!
This has also inspired me to get back to this blog. More to come!
Martha, David and I drove to Pawhuska. Martha is a Pioneer Woman Fan Addict. David took a nap in the car so of course we got lost and ended up on the 2 lane road. I'm putting David in the tote bag when we travel from now on because the drive was beautiful., let's always get lost. Emerald green everywhere with all the rain we've had. A beautiful drive.
David's first trip to a public bathroom and we couldn't have picked a nicer one with nicer people. David was an absolute star. Everyone wanted to take their picture with him and he wanted to go home with one lady. I had a fit, but he said, "just an overnighter"?????
Rubber Gloves a fabulous music venue in Denton, Texas hosted a wonderful birthday party for Bob's and my son June 8, 2021. I do not do Denton except for this. But what fun to surprise him! Rachel was in on the surprise. And Rubber Gloves is an amazing entertainment extravaganza!
No birthday gifts, however one friend Vincent, brought Randall the most wonderful gift - David the Shrunken Head. Remember the talking shrunken heads in Prisoner of Azkaban? No bigger Harry Potter fan than me and what could Randall do but regift to me then and there.
David will be traveling and we will be writing about his travels, yes David can transcribe. And also be a bit of a pain already. Instead of shrinking him down more, I think he just needs a bit of bling. I can bling. Check out Episode #2 coming soon.
Forgot to post my birthday visit with my boyfriend October 2020. I can't remember a year Big Tex at the Great State Fair of Texas hasn't wished me a Happy Birthday. I think these two guys remind him every year. For years, and I mean years, I've whined about going up in the skytracker after a storm to help them tuck in Big Tex's shirtail after the winds. So far they've had every excuse in the book, I'm too small for the safety equipment, etc. But hope springs eternal, next year might be my year. I'll be there, whining!
My friend Betsy Doan, a fabulous ceramicist and delightful ukulele player just won a ukulele! We are all so thrilled for her - the next internet sensation!
Someone said I was delusional. I nearly fell off my unicorn.