I went to one of my favorite shops the other day - Traveler's Market. I love to look at all the booths, some of which have antique pieces. There is one that has fun beads from all over the world. This is what I found (click on the picture to view larger):
Treasures from Traveler's Market
There was a little rabbit and the cutest donkey, along with the buffalo and fox (I think) fetishes at the bead place. I'm not sure what I'll do with all these, though we are working with Rabbit in SouLodge this month, and I think she needs a special something. The bone piece with the holes will become a one of a kind necklace, I think.
The little wolf was found in one of the collectibles booths. He is one of a series that was made at the turn of the century. There were all kinds of little ceramic animals, many of which I'd seen before. I'd never seen the wolf, and since he is one of my guides, of course I had to have him!
I also got the most wonderful owl pouch and dish towel in the mail from one of my favorite artists, Arounna Khounnoraj, from Bookhou. I tried to take pictures, but I couldn't do better than the ones she has, so you'll find the link for the pouch in her first name and the towel in the shop name so you can see. If you've never seen or had a piece of hers, she is well worth checking out. I own several now, and am saving for a bag. Guess you could say I'm hooked!!
It's been a while since I've been here. I've been working on many new things. They are still in need of photographing before I can share.
I've been somewhat under the weather as well, and afflicted with sciatica in accompaniment to the pain from last year's still healing shoulder injury. These things slow one down a bit.
So, for now, I want to share a little of what spring looks like here in Santa Fe, (before we get the snow again that is forecast).
A beautiful full dogwood.
Fluffy clouds - do you see the winged heart?
Things are starting to bud and green. I'm keeping my eye on the lilacs - they are my favorite, but suffer so quickly when they get nipped by cold. They bloomed wonderfully last year, and my hope is to see more this year. It is truly my favorite scent in the whole world.
I hope the coming week bodes well for you. My "weekend" occurs in the middle of the week, so I will be lining things up to photograph and post here for you to see then.
Thanks to those who visit and comment - I love to "see" you here!!