Saturday, October 17, 2009

Missing Deutschland

Have you ever lived in a place that was fascinating and interesting, but language and cultural differences made life more difficult? Going to the store to buy something as simple as flour took a dictionary and understanding of the many kinds of flour available in another country? They used a numbering system, like 405 and 550. It was a mystery, and at the time, there weren't expat blogs to help figure it out. Eventually we figured out enough to cook Lecker (tasty) food! Here are a few photos of our German home:

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Collaboration can set us free!

These two sisters are just starting their journey together, but they have already learned something about collaboration that we all should know! And besides, they are just plain cute!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Incredible Edible Studio Tour

This was the first day of the an incredible (and partly edible) studio tour. I had 53 tour-ists visit the studio. It was a day of laughter and joy. There was time catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. They came from a range of places around our planet: Connecticut, Australia, Switzerland, Gig Harbor, Seattle, and right here Ma and Pa Kettle Land. (If you have read The Egg & I by Betty McDonald, you will know the place) I learned as much about the visitor's art and lives as I shared about my own. Everyone had such interesting comments that I started writing them down. One I chuckled about all afternoon was, "It's a good thing you have a woodpile outside to hide the ugly building". Now I call it Tin Can Studio because it is in a metal building. Here we concentrate on inner beauty, rather than outward appearances. See for yourself! And come visit!