The City of Ojai was abuzz buzz……the bees of Ojai were abuzz buzz……who wouldn’t be with a 1000 flowers dripping from the famous pergola in a stunning array of rainbow colors. Strolling through the pergola gave you beauty, happiness and a joyful giggling heart♥
The people of Ojai certainly enjoyed being enveloped by these beautiful flowers. They came in droves and stayed under the pergola for hours……it did what it was supposed to do……give people beauty, give people joy, give people peace……
On a sadder note……after only three days of this joy, right after Ojai Day ended……for some reason a mob mentality broke out and people of all ages, adults and kids, started tearing the installation down (perhaps for souvenirs) and within an hour it was all gone……down to the last petal……
We choose to remember the beauty and joy it gave to our community in Ojai……
……it sure had a massive impact!
We had a blast for the second year in a row participating in the Ojai Art Detour. From the left you see Scot and I, Shelby Harbison and Barbara Crowder. Not in the photo is Sharon Markley. Hundreds of people showed up to share the weekend with us, our art, our home and studios, our animals……and yummy food!
There’s nothing like community……together!
“Fiber and Clay, Together We Play” – one of our new series of Scot’s ladies set upon knitting needles, and I get to knit and crochet gorgeous outfits for them!
Our Choir of Shepherds
Our Raku Troll from the series of animals and fairy tale figures
Sharon and her Jewelry
Barbara and her Pastels and Jewelry
Our Fundraising Table for the work we do with “One Stitch at a Time – Knitting in Recovery” and
“I am the Potter. You are the Clay”
All salesof Scot’s HeartBeat Bowls and My Wash/DishCloths goes directly to our non-profit and mission
……as well as our Mason Jar Doilies
THANK YOU OJAI
The Norwegian Magazine Allers just published an article on my life focusing on the journey of Hope, Healing, Recovery and a Joy for Life!
What a beautiful response from people far and wide being inspired to talk about either being an alcoholic or having loved ones struggling with the disease. There is hope!
……and I love that women are using the theme of “Knitting in Recovery – One Stitch at a Time” in their knitting groups!