After years of creating far too many websites and blogs, I have decided to do everything here on my personal site. Summer 2019 is here. I'm still having so much fun with my pebble art that I'll be at the Walker Farmer's Market every Thursday from 9-2 with a few other shows thrown in for good measure.
This week--the garden goes in. A bit late but it has been so cold and rainy that we'll just have to take our chances with a late start.
This morning I connected via the phone with a woman in Rhode Island who discovered The Bead People Peace Project by wandering online through Pinterest and whatever. We had the most amazing conversation. She is helping to put together a summer camp that integrates the arts with social justice. We daydreamed all kinds of possibilities for how to use The Bead People as part of their camp experience. I realized after we talked that I don't really care if I have millions of "followers" on social media. I'd rather connect with a few socially conscious human beings and hear their stories. I have a new friend in Rhode Island. Thanks Karen for reaching out.
I don't know what is going on with The Bead People lately but they are on the move. In May my Grandson, Jaaron and I helped 360 sixth graders build a Bead Person at a school in Bemidji. And the other day at the Walker Farmer's Market a man came by and bought 20 Bead People to create a necklace for his daughter for her 40th birthday. I can't wait to see what he comes up with. He promised to send me pictures.
More coming soon.