Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton
Friday, May 2, 2008
The pink flowers accompanying the Emerson quote are wild primroses that I transplanted. They used to grow along the edge of the herb garden, but have decided to live along the curb these days, so I let them. The red ones are a hanging basket of bougainvillea that I set in front of a "shabby chic" desk (more shabby than chic now) on the front porch that my daughter got at our hometown parish flea market. The irises were here when we bought the house twenty years ago. I don't know what variety they are, but I love them. They have such a delightful and refreshing fragrance. I wish I could bottle it.
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.