Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton
Friday, September 3, 2010
Back to the Salt Mines
Started a new job on Monday. That's me in the right foreground. Kind of kookie hours, but I can't complain after having been unemployed for 18 months. Besides, my normal routine (routine? what's that?) is pretty kookie, anyway, so it's really pretty much a fit for me. Best part is no standing for long hours at a stretch (my arthritic hip is thankful), no digging square holes in the ground and screening heavy loads of dirt for artifacts (again, my hip thanks me), and I get paid (my bank account thanks me). Worst part is that it cuts into the time I have to spend enjoying everyone's blogs and tending to my own. Well. . . could be worse.
I enjoy art and like to look for it in the natural world. My craft interests include handspinning and most of the fiber arts, especially knitting, weaving, and working with paper. Other important things are my family and friends, my pets, nature, literature, poetry, music, history, birding, star gazing, museums...and the list goes on. In other times and places, I've been an archaeologist, taught anthropology, and worked in a living history museum, so I find all sorts of things to hold my interest and keep me entertained. I hope to share some of these things with you.