Wednesday, September 19, 2012

retreat

 There was a retreat at my house last week.
Janet drove over from Sudbury on Saturday.  Above is her knit 'sky scarf' that records the daily weather.
I picked up Margi on the previous Wednesday at the Sudbury airport.  In her new dolls she is using the cloth from an India Flint workshop she had attended last fall.
  Penny's 'scratchings' occupied her.  She sums up each day with such grace and is well into her second scroll.
Those white eyelets record her participation in Thursday's circle project and the spirals below are abstractions of snails she found on her Friday morning walk on our road.
Penny took this photo of me drawing Margi's hands at the circle project on Thursday.

Our hands connect us in so many ways, don't they? 

11 comments:

mansuetude said...

This is a post about Love.
Yours, your friends' and mine
for all that you're showing here,
all you all do with your hands.
New ways to "journal"

Awesome weather report, wine glass journey and visionary dolls.

Ms. said...

"Fine"--Just so fine in friendship and finger works working in t=real time--and how enviable the sharing.

ronnie said...

love the blue skies being recorded (a wonderful idea) and all the juicy bits of friendship shared in the post - delish

Velma said...

yes, probably more than we can imagine.

Valerianna said...

I had a deep pang of NEED to be in that chair with the fading grasses.. and then to see who you retreated with, how grand!

(and I know I'm goofy, but I like words.. and my robot word is " ectoZal"... sounds intriguing)

Nancy said...

This is such a beautiful post of talent, friendship and peaceful experience. I welled up in joy. Thank you for sharing.

Jacky said...

The company of friends....a special time for you all and what a wonderful home you shared with everyone.

Jacky xox

Nat Palaskas said...

I so love this circle of hands. I wish, wish I was at your retreat. Best time...

jude said...

hands, yes, they are our wings, our reach.

Sandra said...

Nice to read about your retreat with Penny!

montse llamas-artsandcats said...

I am thinking that I haven't touched my best friends' hands for a long time and maybe I should...