Strange Fruit and such
A weekend to myself while Matt is down in the city at a Jets pre-season game…..
There was no rain at all on Saturday, and today is looking somewhat promising also. The Mass MOCA was having a performance by an Australian group called Strange Fruit. They performed to music on 15 foot high flexible poles! It was beautiful, and looked like they were flying. (Mom, maybe an alternative to your hot air balloon?) The two women had long skirts that covered the mechanisms of the poles, and they were seamlessly attached to the contraptions. As we were leaving, a woman said to her 6-year old daughter, “There wasn’t enough substance to that. I don’t know what they were trying to say.” It perplexed me, because when it comes down to it, it’s hard to tell what any art is really saying. And the performance was so full of life and joy, that I couldn’t believe she didn’t take any of that feeling away from it. Some people never get it.
I am also working in my studio this weekend. Since I’ve started my job at Santé, I haven’t seem to found the time to work like I was before. It comes down to having a few hours in the evenings, and then the weekends, but weekends are also for spending time with my hubby, gardening, doing house stuff, etc., etc. For those of you who don’t know, two of my pieces are pictured in Lark Book’s 500 Handmade Books. It was so surreal to flip through the pages and see work from talented artists that I’ve heard of, and there all of the sudden, are my pieces. It’s bizarre…and satisfying.
I’ve unfortunately let my garden go a bit. There are no more neat rows of green and healthy tomatoes overtaking the basil. The tomatoes did not appreciate the three weeks of rain that we’ve had, and they are looking sad. No leaves, and hard woody stems with tomatoes just turning a pale salmon or sickly pink. I am worried that there are no more ‘maters left to ripen…..and they were looking so good! I just can’t imagine being a farmer and having to deal with weather uncertainties as a way of life.
I am starting a new page on the blog about things I like. Since I get to taste so many things as part of my job, I thought I would share some of those thoughts. Don’t worry, this isn’t going to turn into Wine Spectator. I definitely don’t have the time to taste hundreds of wines every week! Maybe 6 – 15 on a good week. And there are enough wine review sites out there that you don’t need me to do that. But if you do need suggestions, let me know and I’ll see what I can do. Check back on the new page—I’m not sure when it will be full of fun products!
Posted on Sun, August 17, 2008