Kia Ora -Greetings from New Zealand!

I’ve been thrilled to spend the last three weeks here in New Zealand, visiting my son Evan and his partner, Rosara and our granddaughter Mira for the month. It’s a paradise here- kind of a cross between Northern California and Tahiti and a great metropolitan area all at once. For the most part, the weather has been amazing. We are staying up in an “Aerie” airB and B, which requires a cable car to access up a hill into the trees. It’s familiar, and it’s exotic….

I have been enjoying relaxing and visiting with my family (my other son and his partner have also joined us from Oregon) and also having a good long break from work. The second day I arrived, I bought about 10 metres of organic linen in the most delicious colors, along with some pure New Zealand wool that is blending with possum fur. Apparently, possums are not opossums, but are  animal-non-grata in NZ due to the fact that they are an invasive species. The colors I bought are all shades of magenta and peach and rose and plum- like the colors of the flowers in the Wellington and Christchurch Botanical gardens. Inspiration abounds, and new colors and shapes everywhere!

I also wanted to share with you all that in addition to the ACC/Baltimore coming up the first week in March (booth 312), I have been invited to exhibit at the Cherry Arts Festival – July 1-3, 2023. I have been accepted into the show with my fiber work, so I am SO excited and honored to be able to delve into this hugely compelling new direction. The last time I did it was 14 years ago with my jewelry- so it is exciting to show new work at this point in my life.

One more week of lovely before returning to chilly Colorado.






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