A Circle of Eternity
That's what it felt like at the Morris Graves estate, a circle of eternity. The Lake, as it is known, is a dense forest of redwood trees, some 800 years old standing around a body of water that was created in the 1700's during an earthquake. I came to think of this view from "my" studio windows as an infinite bowl of tea. The deep greens of the forest trees and fiddle-head ferns reflect into the lake water and create a continuous mirroring of dark, wet, fertile.
A row boat docked outside the studio became my cradle in this circle of eternity and the gentle rocking memory of trips around the lake stay with my body now. I felt you all there with me in the days and evenings, working in Morris's former studio, by the wood burning stove and walking the trails around the lake.
I worked on your rewards, watercolors inspired by the work of M.G., made cards, watched a bald eagle three mornings, wrote in my journal each day and still have more to do, so please be patient, I will mail your pieces out soon.
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A personalized printed notecard/signed on the back and dated with vellum envelope
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Daily Journal: Hand-written entries on archival paper about my creative experience within the flora and fauna of the Redwood Forest
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Drawing from Nature: small signed drawing studies done in the Redwood Forest on archival paper
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Watercolor studies: 4 x 6 inches made during the residency on hand -made paper
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One original framed collage made at the residency, paper size 11 x 15 inches
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