thus the story begins of what we made in our the colors of oaxaca workshop! it begins with the true story behind these two mixed media hearts by susan halme made for mary stanley and colleen darling. you see, two of our three hosts had broken their wrists within days of each other prior to our workshop. susan found these arm milagros in oaxaca and cleverly made each of them a cast.
i tried to stay within the theme of the colors of oaxaca.
but this is not about me. The comraderie we had was so pure, translucent, flowing like a crystalline stream towards that ocean of sisterhood that it will be hard to forget.
mary price's teenage daughter also jumped in and came up with these clever bows.
i loved pamela's tassle
we also got to play a bit with indigo dyeing.
although not part of the group, i quickly adopted ellen benson. remember, the raconteur par excellance....she has since stayed in touch with the most hilarious emails.
saying goodbye was not easy.....
letting new friends fly back to their distant nests seems quite unfair. but i know in my heart, we are still holding each other dear as is shown in this farewell garland we made for the casa. it is customary for all workshops that take place there leave a bit of soul on one of the casa walls.
bye bye amigas
i will never forget you
two weeks have gone by since my return....