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a clearing

Random Jar Challenge – Earth Tones

How’d it go?

Well … I stared at the pile for weeks and right before bailing & failing,  I researched earth tones instead.

Earth Tones

Circa 1970  filled with muted and mellow nature shades in brown, avocado green, harvest gold, wood paneling, macrame, indoor plants, shag carpet, groovy boots, polyester leisure suits and Save the Earth signs.

irony © mara leeFunny how that works … laid out a design with ceramic tile, pennies from the US and Canada, a vintage brooch, gold tile, ball-chain, green and orange glass tile, a metal washer found on the side of the road, orange bead, saw-tooth hanger on back painted gold, 3″x3″ inch mirror and will eventually be listed at the shop.

To all appearances, the artist acts like a mediumistic being who, from the labyrinth beyond time and space, seeks his way out to a clearing. – Marcel Duchamp 

nature of things © mara lee
now and then © mara lee

53 Year Old Fun Fact – the Woodstock Music Festival (1969) was all about changing social practices and gave the hippies – who were deeply political – a platform to reshape the way society treats itself for the better and …

enough
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Have a Nice Day!

Let It Go

My attachment to stuff has changed … 975 square feet, one closet, two dogs, north winds, a forest, dirt roads and ongoing construction will do that to a person.

This will be our third winter in the north woods and I can assure you that living in this much nature is best described as magical humility wrapped in gratitude and the best part hasn’t even happened yet.

It’s so nice to have things to look forward too.

Mosaic Tile Tools
missing, still hopeful.

Someday, This Could All Be Yours

My first recollection of a someday was very disappointing when my 3 year old self never turned into a dog or a horse but I still carried on and got over it.

Fast forward … after years of practice creating experiences for corporate folk, now’s my chance to plan how this looks, again, for real, no backs, no do-overs, no storage lockers, no road trips … really? … as she sat there waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Which would be fine too … size 8.5 please.

Someday, Elusive but Doable
someday, elusive but doable. – mara lee