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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Spring segues into Summer

Away from blogging for such a time that now spring is turning towards summer, I have plans to be away yet again in travel, in Paris and other parts of France and then on to do workshops and performances at festivals in the UK in August. Life is interesting and ever changing---my art is the creative thread that holds it all together, no matter how tenuously. I do hope to stay in touch better even during my coming time on the road! Let me share with you some of what I've seen and done of late...

One of my recent projects was a papier-mache pulp and fiber mask adorned with flattened, rusty bottle caps and sea glass, made for a dance performance in Paris. Here it is on my work table nearly complete...


So many fae furniture orders have been coming my way as well... Here are a few ready to ship...



I have been obsessed with recording the plethora of blooms and the lovely spiral beginnings of ferns in the Jardin des Plantes and most particularly the baby goats at the mini farm of the Jardin. I was there for the birth of one kid who is my special favourite. He is quite tame, content to climb into my lap and curl up like a cat even though he is a bit older now and sporting tiny nubbin horns. Here he is at a few days old...


There were so many varieties of fiddleheads in the Jardin, varying from around nine centimeters across to delicately minute lacy curls...




















I played with fallen petals and listened to the frogs' mating songs... 




































































 
I am not long back from the beautiful countryside of Burgundy (Bourgogne) in the east of France, where I traveled by train to spend two and a half weeks. I walked at sunset along quiet roads...
























And conversed with magical hoofed beings of great beauty...



 
There were roses in the gardens and hedgerows...



















and vintage doorways with mandala like designs...



















And when I came back to the west, I spent a day in the countryside near the ocean. The light was so intense that the world became a high contrast composition in shadow and highlights...


And once again there were flowers everywhere...




















Well... not quite everywhere...

8 comments:

  1. I had a horrid time with the spacing on this post--finally gave up trying and published as is. This is the first time I've posted since the new dashboard design but it doesn't seem to have affected the basic functions of posting... Anyone else having problems? Or any suggestions?

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  2. Dear Diana~
    Your post is beautifully transporting ~ thank you for kindling my spirit with your uniquely wondrous gifts and inspirations. I know what you mean about the new 'dashboard' ... it befuddles me but seems to have held on to my preferences in font and such, but I need to be diligent in trying to figure it all out. Maybe tomorrow ~!~ Your post looks elegantly perfect and I love the muted edges on some of your photos. Also, I would give anything to have that wee goat sit in my lap! I will definitely live vicariously ~!~ Thank you, again, for the treasure of this post ... xo

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    1. Thank you Shayna--You are always such a dear and attentive friend even though from afar!

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  4. Diana, your wanderings are inspiration indeed, i love the way you view the magic of the world about you. The mask is a beauty, was it for you to use? looking forward to hearing more of your soon to come adventures. ruthie x

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    1. Thank you Ruthie! The mask is for a series of dance performances and I am working on some other pieces for elbow and shoulder, etc.

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  5. What a treat. I love seeing the world through your eyes and heart. Thank you, Diana : )

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    1. Thank you for reading and commenting Meg!

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