As part of my recent trip to the Keweenaw, I stayed overnight with Carol Rose and got to visit Keweenaw Krayons. While staying with Carol I did some gardening and had the opportunity and pleasure to snap some photos. I was using a borrowed digital camera not my usual Fuji Disposable with Flash. Being that I get good color with the Fuji I was worried about these garden shots. My own digital does not seem to have enough memory to take the rich colored photos. I am pleased with this shot.
My stay with Carol was wonderful. I had the chance to ponder the art in my life. Where I would like to see myself take art in my own community. And ponder how I can create opportunity for others and myself.
After leaving Friday morning, at Carol’s urging, I visited a wonderful store in Calumet called, Beadazed. I picked up some copper beads, an abalone shell piece I hope to wire wrap, and a hunk of rose quartz.
I also dropped in on the Copper Country Community Arts Center. Attened a Gypsy Pie Society gathering at Northwind Books. We had five in attendance, all particpants had made the trip from Marquette which is why we call ourselves gypsies. I find these journies feed my creativity and are a commitment to community with other writers and artists. I have needed this sense of belonging.
I had a chance to visit the Granma Door installation in Hancock and was even interviewed by a downstate writer after snapping the following photo. I was taken in by the open sign to the community center and the grandma doors themselves. Hancock, especially strikes me as a community that fosters heritage and art. In Marquette, we also have the Grandma Doors on display in the Lower Harbor (more on doors later).