Boomer bbest friends
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 together 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 anything 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.
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 where 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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