Monday, May 7, 2012

Spring Goddess Class

A couple weeks ago, I had the honor of being invited to teach a needlefelting class to a group of ladies affiliated with Wintergreen Farm, a local Biodynamic, Organic farm that raises wonderful vegetables, fruits and beef. I wrote a post about my kids class field trip to the farm last year called Farm Field Trip, which you can read about by clicking the link.

With a delicious snack potluck spread out on the table and mugs of tea at hand, everyone got down to work with mats, needles and wool, to create their own Spring Goddess to take home. Many of these folks had never felted before, but they all took to it quickly and enjoyed the discovery of a new outlet of artistic expression. I loved seeing the diversity in everyone's work, and all the various personalities that emerged in their art.

Here are a few photos of these lovely ladies' inspired creations.

It reminded me how important and nourishing it is to get together and craft. This is something women have been gathering together to do for ages, and fitting it in to our modern lives and schedules is worth taking the time for. Hosting a craft night, taking a crafting class with friends, or even setting up a regular craft circle is something I would encourage any and all of you crafty (or even not so crafty) folks out there to do. Creativity and inspiration are meant to be shared.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Faire

This week I'm getting ready for the annual May Faire at my childrens' Waldorf School. For the last couple of years, I have volunteered to coordinate artisan vendors, and I am thrilled about the returning group of crafty folks and a few new ones this year. With such a rich arts curriculum at the school, it's nice to see so many creative parents in the community. I'm looking forward to spending the day there with my booth, chatting with friends as they stroll around and enjoying the festivities. Until then, I'll be busy crafting!

Merry Beltane!