Although this is on my website, along with additional photos of the metal art making process in Haiti, I thought it worthy of its very own blog post since it makes me smile every time I view it. I hope you have the same reaction.
I had to pick something up from my neighborhood Walgreen’s. (As much as I try to “buy local” sometimes you just need allergy meds.) Along with the rows of foil wrapped bunnies, there was an Easter bunny just going its own merry way. Perhaps this bunny will start of a hollow chocolate treat rebellion? Occupy the candy aisle?
Hope you have a great weekend, whichever direction you head.
On Monday, I had Fellini model some recycled bracelets I had just received. You can see that here:
He was such a willing model, that I thought I’d step it up a bit. I have some beautiful bead necklaces, made my a women’s collective in Guatemala, and they’ve sort of languished for lack of a good model, or at least a good photograph, so Fellini, the dog, was pressed into service again. The results are below:
Balkan Beat Box had a great show in Baltimore last night. I thought their backdrop had a perfect, simple, and important message: Give.
Here at Three Stone Steps we have a deeply ingrained sense of fairness. A few years ago we carried these fantastic recycled ornaments from the Philippines (we’ll have them again this year) and the next year I thought, hey that’s not fair, not everyone celebrates Christmas, and worked with the women’s collective that produce the ornaments on creating fabulous recycled dreidels. (They also will definitely be available again this year.) One year, we made up these red, black, green Kwanzaa ornaments only to learn that people don’t really buy ornaments for Kwanzaa, but that’s another story.
When I first went to Haiti in 2008, I bought crosses to sell. And, that silly fairness thing cropped up again, and I thought that not everyone is from a cross tradition, so had one of the artists I work with make a hamsa/hand of Fatima. (There will be an entire blog post about this amazing symbol some time soon.) I then created a line of Judiaca that I just wrote about this week and you can see more of here. And, I love my beautiful recycled metal Judaica from Haiti so so so much that I forget to blog about my crosses.
I’ve fixed that now. Crosses below:
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.