18 March 2011

a bit of color and hope

rainbow thread

it is DREARY and cold and raining here today. there's actually a tornado warning? huh?

i have to admit that i've been feeling a bit out of sorts these days.

with all the stuff going on in the world - japan [thankfully all of our friends and family have been accounted for, but the nuclear issue on top of the immense devastation is just so completely horrific]- oh right there's the mess in libya, and really has hati recovered? i think i'll just stop making this list now -- i've been finding it hard to "be normal". let alone think about the fact that i'm flying to another country next week....

in the studio

on the other hand - life goes on. dots get painted, classes get taught....

posts about make believe collections get written....

it is impressive how many people are trying to do what they can for japan. here's a short list of things i've seen that i like:

:: corter leather's for japan bracelet

:: diem chau is raffling a crayon family

:: pika books is donating proceeds from the sale of Chotto Omoshiroi

:: sen is offering flowers in the bay area

:: abby is offering a photo print

camilla and i are offering a collaborative collage, and i'm offering a bed/kite drawing in the handmade for japan auction that starts next thurs....

in my attempt to be "normal" i'm going to try and go to lisa congdon's book signing at the curiosity shoppe .

8 comments:

Jan | Poppytalk said...

oh i'll have to find that collage collaboration - just the thought of it sounds amazing.

it has been an upside down week - so glad to hear your family is ok.

blair/wise craft said...

I've felt out of sorts too, so glad your loved ones are accounted for. Enjoy the book signing, tell Lisa hello and you two give each other hugs for me. xo

gracia said...

Watching the news... it is heartbreaking and everything at home feels out of sorts. Glad to hear your family is okay. g xo

louise said...

Glad to hear all your loved ones are okay in Japan. It's all too horrific, yes. But there are wonderful, joyous, beautiful things going on in the world still, things worth rebuilding for and working towards. Things worth hoping for. xo lj

Anonymous said...

Yes, it is very difficult to go on with a 'normal' life when we know that our loved ones are facing such terrible challenges as is happening in Japan. Sounds like you are doing a lot via sales of your work and other contributions you are making. Keep doing what you can to help from afar and send them all your positive energy via prayer, hopes, or however you try to communicate such things with others. very best wises to them and to you

Katrina said...

agreed. it's too much going on in the world at once and i woke up with bad dreams to many nights in a row. so strange to carry on "as normal" and yet we are so effected too. xoxo.

get stuff done said...

Makiko Hastings is doing a lovely thing for japan. Japanese Ceramacist living in UK http://makikohastings.blogspot.com/2011/03/help-japan-1000-birds-project-now-open.html

amisha said...

gosh, it's been a month and i am still feeling this way... feeling overwhelmed by the news and wanting to pull the covers over my head some days. and yet we go on. i'm looking forward to the end of the legislative session in florida... it's too crazy and very consuming of everyone's time here in tallahassee and it gets worse every day!
xox