Monthly Archives: April 2007

Persephone Reborn

“Kore, my child
so tender and mild,
dance while flowers sing praises to you . . .”
And dance Kore did. Spinning to the beat of springtime. The springtime of the year and of her life. As she turned and jumped, she saw her family gathered about her in celebration of her eighteenth year. They sang and clapped as she brought in the new season with movement and joy, as she did every year. The long winter was leaving the land, and the rebirth of spring could be felt all around. Her dance welcomed the burgeoning life back into the land. The balance between night and day was complete.

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Crazy Cute

I get a ton of catalogs. I cancel the ones I have absolutely no use for, but the quality (or the targeting algorhythms) are getting better. The one that came today (Uncommon Goods) was lovely (handmade goods, recycled products, VERY clever stuff).

But this just made the covet list:

Garden Sculpture

crazy month

It’s hard to believe its been nearly a month since i last posted, but when I look back, I can see why. J. and I are preparing for our glorious trip to London next week; I am preparing for Ecumenicon just before then; and we’re renovating our ‘workshop’ (inheirited from the former owners) into a workout/guest room.

We’ve learned a lot from this project: Demolition is easy, but thinking through the basic physics of how a piece is constructed is necessary — especially when it is ‘hand built.’ A really good list will save you repeated trips to the big box DIY store. ‘Mudding’ your newly installed wall takes twice as much drying time as you thought (and threes times as long as you hoped). Carpeting the floor before you install said new wall and paint makes cleaning (and keeping clean) really hard.

We put up some pictures, here.