Be Play Dream blog and somehow, magically, my name was chosen! As I said in an earlier post, I went out looking for new blogs, after so many that I had loved and read dropped off for facebook liking and updating and all that face stuff. And I found some really beautiful blogs, like Elizabeth Bunsen's place. This is a wonderful blog, inspiring words and photographs, and a peaceful place to rest up from all the internet dribble out there.
This little package from Elizabeth really makes me treasure all of the artists out there that are working hard, making beautiful objects from their souls to share with us. Wouldn't you rather get a rock wrapped with a beautiful cord and a piece of rusty metal than a gift card from Walmart? I would. These offerings are filled with such warm and positive energy and it makes the whole experience of receiving an affirmation of this place we live and the people we live with on this Earth.
These are the gifts I have received so far in 2013. A connection with a fiber artist in Seattle that I got some beautiful handspun yarn from, little buttons from a potter in Canada, sweet wonderful pillows and earth treasures from a fiber artist in the Northeast, a fantastic lunch prepared by my potter friend Barbara and a great afternoon of visiting, a walk in the fields down at Whynot with great friends Mark and Meredith and a homemade beer afterwards, coffee, brunch and a visit to the local yarn shop along with a gift card with my pal Laura, a long afternoon of coffee and gallery visit with my pal Susan, a hike and an afternoon of reading at Pilot Mt. with Gerry and Wesley, weekend visits from Wesley, breakfast on Franklin St. and a walk on campus with Gerry one morning when the temperature was almost 70 degrees, and the most fun thing, listening as Gerry gets better and better on the guitar we gave him for Christmas. He practices every day and he's getting good pretty fast. Just over a month ago he didn't even know a chord and now he is playing along with The Foo Fighters! So cool!
All this in just one month! I have such a great year to look forward to if the first month is any indication. These are the things that make life so joyful and I feel truly blessed to have so many interesting people come into my life. Thanks to all of you!!!
BTW, I cut off the yarn projects that I have been working on this month and they really suck. I have a post ready for that later this week! No worries, I'm not upset about it, lots of lessons there in the doing.