Friday, April 18, 2014

Follow your bliss

First of all, thanks to all of you for your encouraging cheers for my bowls, and thanks for the emails enquiring about purchasing one. This one went to the CORA food bank auction in Pittsboro and the other two are gone, but I will make more. Seems I might need to fill my etsy shop with some bowls.
The weather has turned cold again, so I'm just waiting on the warm days to return next week so I can get in my studio.

I have enjoyed this past week of finishing up the bowls I made and thinking about making more. It's been a very meditative and informative exercise and has given me time for thought and contemplation about my work. The barns were really starting to stress me out, and I have needed a break from them. The bowl making has been a very blissful change of direction.

Yesterday I went to Winston Salem to visit Wesley for the day. More bliss, a day with my girl!
We are beginning the process of moving her back home for the summer, I brought home winter clothes and some of her many many books. We had a lovely day together at Reynolda Village. Check out the link for more information. If you haven't been there, it is definitely worth a day trip to visit the house, gallery and gardens. The gardens weren't quite in bloom yet, since most of it is made up of rose bushes, but I imagine when those roses come in, it will be spectacular.

The greenhouse was open though, and as we walked in we were slammed with the intoxicating aroma of orchids, gardenia, and green growing plants. There is an amazing variety of plants in this greenhouse and we wondered if some of them dated back to the days when the Reynolds family lived there. Probably so, they seemed ancient and other worldly. Now I dream of a greenhouse and growing exotic houseplants!

We had lunch at one of the cafes on the grounds, The Silo. Delicious lunch, I had a sandwich of green apple, fig chutney and brie on grain bread, OMG! We celebrated Wesley's fellowship award, had a great lunch and walked around the gardens, spent some time packing her stuff, then went to eat again. I feel so very very lucky to have a child that wants to spend time with me, we had a wonderful day together. I am very blessed!

Today, I have to go pick up some props, Easter weekend with family, so I am hoping for great weather next week and more bowl making!

Happy Easter, ya'll


oldgreymareprimitives said...

Happy Easter! <3

Michèle Hastings said...

beautiful photographs.
follow your bliss... my favorite joseph campbell quote. john had it tacked to the wall in our apartment in northwood. sigh.
happy easter.

Vicki said...

Days like that make great memories.

Hollis Engley said...

That young woman looks more like her Mom every time I see a photo of her.