I'm still alive! Still in South America too:) This post has nothing to do with that though, sorry.
Recently I joined in on a year-long journey called Project Spectrum. You can read a bit about it and see some group photos here! Also more of my photos here! The idea is to incorporate a special focus involving color into your everyday creative practices. This year's theme is Cardinal Directions, and we are just wrapping up North and it's associated color, which was green. We are moving into East, and yellow! For that I am excited to announce that I'm taking a weaving class and it begins on Saturday! I'm really thrilled, as weaving is something I've wanted to learn for a long time and never found the time or money for. What better time than this? Above is a photo of my new loom, and my first skein of yellow yarn!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
, originally uploaded by Soasa Designs.
I haven't mentioned this here, but I've been on a mission to find a hula hoop here in Argentina. It's a great way to exercise, and I really miss my hoop back home! It's not a very common item here in AR, so I was worried that I wouldn't be able to find the materials or a pre-fab hoop to buy. Wouldn't you know that one block from my house there's a hardware store with everything I needed for about $5 US?!
The kindly man in the hardware store really didn't understand what was going on, but he was very nice and helpful and interested in learning what I was doing. Broken Spanish be damned, we're makin' friends! Thanks for all your help Fernando!
You can tell how anxious I was to finish based on my CRAP tape job:) I was rushing so fast! It's a bit different from what I'm used to, more flexible and lighter. I had some difficulty with it but I figure it's been about 6 months since I hooped, I was hooping on the sidewalk outside my building, and my shirt has lycra and rayon in it...slippery! I think this one will work out nicely once I get the environment right. Need music, for sure!
My first Argentine hoop! They don't seem to have much of a hoop culture here...I hope I find some folks!
You can find a couple more shots here on my Flickr page.
Monday, April 20, 2009
I made my flatmate laugh today...in Spanish. Through her I am beginning to find faith. Faith in the power of human connections that erase all barriers of language and culture and make all things possible for those who are willing to open their hearts and minds.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
I am a terrible daughter! My mom and Paula (my dad's cousin) came to visit me during the last week of March, for 8 days! We had an absolute blast, and I've been promising (and failing) to post pictures for about three weeks now. Well, today's the day!! Here you go!
I've added all the photos I have to a folder on my Flickr Page so that you can see them!