I hope you had a lovely weekend.
I had a packed weekend of work and making my way to a few events, the first one was going to see the Oji Masanori & friends exhibit at mjolk - it was a lovely reception, met up with old friends and made new ones. I think it's important to stay connected in the community and venture out of the studio from time to time. j and I had a lovely conversation with Oji and his business partner Takuya - completely inspiring and making us rethink a lot of things (yes - I was a bit of a groupie and had to take my photo with everyone) - thanks lauren for taking the photo - we made away with some beautiful pieces that I will show you in a later post.
yesterday margie and I went to the check out the junction flea and it was bigger than the first time I did it - the place was packed with all kinds of goodness. I got some beautiful vintage kimono remnants from roisin and I really love adam's new plants in a vintage tin mould (margie made off with the one pictured) all and all I think it's a must visit, I hope they will find indoor space so they can continue it during the colder months. it was great to hang out with margie again - it's been too long. I am very fortunate to have her as a friend, she came bearing handmade gifts for my bday - she made the most beautiful crocheted bag (similar to one I was obsessed with when we were in mexico) and some beautifully dyed linen yarn (I have them in my studio wall so I can stare at it's beauty for a bit before I use it)
a quick note on friendship - friendship shouldn't be hard or difficult, there should be mutual respect and admiration. if you're in a friendship that is not both giving and taking - it won't last. it may be sad for some time, but you will soon realize that you are better off. I know that I can be better at being clearer with my feelings and making it heard to others when they have wronged me, when things get dragged on for too long it makes it harder. so don't ignore the nagging thoughts or what you feel in your gut, because more than likely you're right.
thanks for visiting - enjoy the start to your week!