and other mixed media passions of ours. here we're creating a place to explore jewelry making, mixed media dolls and dada, handmade and altered books, traditional collage and metal collage, assemblage, music, recipes, zentangle & zentangle inspired art, with a heavy emphasis on digital art, photography, drawing, sketching, watercolor, digitography and iPad-ography...
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it's been a very long time since I've posted but I read this and it really spoke to me. It's my wish for me and for everyone... Happy New Year to you all 🎉
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something.
So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
On Monday, I had a Stress Test (the treadmill one) and I didn't do so well, even though I thought I aced it!
When I got home the hospital called asking me to come back and see the Cardiologist. Words like blockage and stint were mentioned (hopefully the worst case scenario) - along with medication and Mediterranean Diet (what I'm hoping for).
He arranged a Nuclear Stress Test for tomorrow morning as that will tell all!
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't more than a bit freaked. Please keep me in your positive thoughts.
Opie and I took a little trip to the Eastern Townships in Canada two weeks ago. We wanted to do something fun before his knee surgery and the PT which would come afterwards.
We had a fantastic time and stayed in a wonderful B&B. Each town we visited was charming and I will do a proper blog post in the next few weeks with pictures.
But I wanted to say that one of our best moments was a visit to the Abbaye de St - Benoit du Lac where we bought silver rosary rings and renewed our commitment to each other.
We did this in our first year together before we married at the Cloisters in N.Y. We bought rings at Tibet West in the Village, dipped them in Holy Water at the Cloisters, and made our lifetime commitment to each other.
It was beautiful then... and now. I'm so blessed to be spending my life with my Soulmate.
Today was very special. We celebrated Rikki Rudd's 102 birthday at the Beaver Mill, the home of Eric and Barbara Rudd who designed the Eclipse Mill, a converted Textile Mill, where Opie and I and 40 other artists live/work.
This cake, a Danish from Wisconsin was traditional - but the ice cream cake (which was cut before it could be photographed) was spectacular and came from Likkety Split - the OMG ice cream shoppe in Williamstown, MA.
A very good time was had by all!!!
Our last evening in Punta Gorda. We had a great dinner at our local haunt!
Now the time has come for our three day drive with our 2 "girls" and then we'll be back in the Berkshires before we can say... "thank God for Vet and the wonderful drugs she sent down for our cats"!!!