Monday, July 16, 2012

new true love

Today I was at my friend Cheryl's house 
and she showed me this incredible little 
puppet that she found many years ago 
at the Folk Art Market here in Santa Fe

 side view
 ...and the hands....

I have completely fallen in love with her.
Her little wings and her delicate features
are completely endearing
I hope to work on a pattern to make some
small puppets like friends...
I'll share them if I do.


Friday, July 6, 2012

Kipper Calebonia

Three weeks ago tomorrow, I lost my closest companion and soul mate of the last 11 and a half years. It has been a rough month all 'round, loss of many kinds, but there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel now. The monsoon season has begun and the afternoons bring rain showers that cool the air 10 to 15 degrees and freshen everything up - make things glisten.

Jack, our lab, has had a rough time, too. He and Kipper were constant companions and it has taken him some time to understand that she is no longer around. He's not getting quite as much exercise as he was, playing chase with her every morning....but IS getting to spend a lot more time with me in the studio and in the car running errands. He carries his "baby" around with him all the time and is making the best of it. I will post photos of Jack next time.

Kipper was one of those four-legged's who knew me inside out. I have not had fact only one other.... but it is as if a part of me is gone. I miss her so much, but life continues and memories of her antics make me smile, even as the tears well up in my eyes. I feel her spirit occasionally and that, too, makes me smile.

Cheers to those self-less beings who live to please and support and comfort. They expect nothing in return, but how can we resist? We love them dearly and they know it......xo