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:

  1. 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.

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

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

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  4. yes, probably more than we can imagine.

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  5. 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)

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

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

    Jacky xox

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

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

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  10. Nice to read about your retreat with Penny!

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

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Thank you for taking the time to connect. Much appreciated.xx