Wednesday, August 31, 2011

there was great energy in the studio today. i had several lovely people drop in, browse, buy and chat. i made little cushions that i love. i had planned to get photos of them to post, but the day and light moved too quickly for me.
one of the ladies who stopped in left me with a beautiful fragmented story. just an image really, a feeling to build a story on. she simply told me that in the late 1940s, as a small child she was staying at her friends cottage. she remembers lying silently in the dark listening to the older sisters tell a wild and fantastical tale, based on the wizard of oz, but spiraling into a storied tale that left the original almost unrecognizable. they were entertaining themselves, not realizing the little ones lying in the dark were listening intently to their words and that 60+ years later it would be a cherished memory shared in a shop while buying a husbands birthday card. childhood memory is a powerful presence through our entire lives.

5 comments:

  1. what a sweet thing . when i was working in our coffee shop in greece that was my favorite part. people sharing stories. in the evenings exhausted from the busy day, i would write some of them down. i thought it so precious and lovely , i didn`t want to forget them... i dream of a place like this. where people can feel relaxed and safe. `couse thats when they start sharing : )

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  2. jen....you would love even more the treasures that were behind those doors. there was great stuff in there.

    demie....i think we share the love of little moments. i love hearing brief little snippets of conversation that can send your mind away on it's own little journey.

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  3. I love the photograph of this door and windows. Is this your studio? shop? Your life is so lovely

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  4. thank you....no, the door isn't my studio...it's an antique place with all sorts of broken down treasures.

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