Boomer bbest friends

30 June 2008 at 6:46 pm 7 comments

My boomers team on Etsy is such a warm, supportive group of people that some of us have started to arrange to meet each other as we travel.  A number of people got Bostontogether in Boston in May and there’ve been other small meetings around the country.  JNOriginals arrived at Fehu’s this morning to get some private lessons on the wheel.  I was lucky to have Mexican food and many laughs with Heronkate about six weeks ago.   Kate has a studio not too far from where I live and shows and sells wonderful fauve-ish paintings and beautiful floorcloths at her Etsy shop.   We did a little antique-ing after lunch and each bought small pieces for assemblage work.  Have you done Kateanything with yours yet, Kate?  (Me neither.)

I traveled to central Missour-ah last week for my husband’s family reunion and arranged to
meet Rosegardenfae, who lives in Missour-ee, which is not too far from Missour-ah.   She was gracious enough to drive over to my hotel and we had breakfast together.  We learned we have an amazing amount in common in our way-too-exciting pasts and we laughed so much we drew stares.  In fact, we were probably the first guests ever to close down the Courtyard breakfast  buffet. green_necklace

Rosegardenfae has worked in many artistic media, but concentrates on jewelry at her Etsy shop.  She’s a crunchy kind of gal, and does a lot of outdoor work on her organic farm.  Making art is her meditation — something else we share.  The care and thought that goes into each of her pieces is evident in “Something Green in the Mail,” above.   She has a second Etsy shop called Rosegardenfae2 faewhere she does a brisk business selling gently-used vintage items. 

It’s been such a pleasure to have faces to go with the names of some of the people I communicate with on a daily basis.  I hope these real-time chats continue!

See you in the virtual chats!

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  • 1. Elaine  |  2 July 2008 at 10:49 am

    You describe our visit perfectly.. it was soooo much fun.. hope we meet again along the road ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • 2. Alis  |  1 July 2008 at 8:02 am

    Great to read all about your encounters. How wonderful to meet up with each other. Maybe we can have a meet up on this side of the pond.

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  • 3. Chauncey  |  30 June 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Janine, great article! Only wish you could have joined us in Boston.

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  • 4. ZudaGay  |  30 June 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Wonderful post, Janine!

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  • 5. joon  |  30 June 2008 at 8:05 pm

    J, this is fabulous! What a great idea for an article and I love your writing. I hope we will meet one day soon. get ready to head down to Austin sometime, ya heah? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • 6. Joan  |  30 June 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Great read Janine. Thanks for the info on your meetings with
    Kate and Eileen

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  • 7. Kate  |  30 June 2008 at 7:36 pm

    HI Janine,
    Fun article ! No, of course I haven’t made anything with my assemblage box yet, but it’s a good memory of our fun afternoon together just as it is ! Let’s do it again soon, maybe the flea market in Raleigh if it ever cools off.
    Bad hair day ! LOL Kate

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