...but at this moment, no immediate time to write. i'll be back, over the weekend. i'm working on new jewelry as well - have featured photos of it over on Instagram, for those of you who would like a preview. i was supposed to be in vermont at charlotte and meleen's crafty getaway happily learning how to rug hook, as i write this. i was all neatly packed and scheduled to be with 13 other kindred spirits, gathered 'round to create and learn and visit and enjoy. at the last minute, though, in the wee hours of yesterday morning before i left for the airport in asheville 90 minutes away, mother nature grabbed hold of my plans and threw them to the wind. i'm spending today feeling a little bruised and kicked around, and am headed down to my spot at the branch in the river where a creek joins forces, to see if i can unearth any more magic. maybe i've shown you this wing i literally dug up at the feet of my best friend julie, a week or so ago; maybe i haven't, but it's truly worth a second glance. there was only a 1/2 inch long, 1/4 inch deep sliver peeking up out of the pebbles and sand, and all i saw was a bit of metal that didn't look like the rest of the stones. i flicked it, and when it didn't move, i pulled. up came a cast metal wing. i found other wings that day, shards of fluted glass, pottery pieces with flutes in them as well that remind me of feathers on heavenly creatures. into my gritty pocket they went, and then i discovered this incredible find. lucky me.
well. off i go to water and rocks, hoping that the winds won't be blowing and that the sun will warm my face and back. it's been brutal here - i woke to temperatures hovering at 2 degrees yesterday morning, and was relieved in a sad way when my morning flight to vermont was cancelled and i wasn't forced to get out on treacherous roads that were still completely coated in packed snow and black ice. things do have a way of unfolding for a reason; this much i've experienced to be true.
i'll be back - later today, or tomorrow. all i have to share with you are photos of sticks and leaves in the snow, things like that, and what i'm doing to treasures that i've found at the water's edge.
hope you are all staying warm and cozy and dry. xo