It's been quite an eventful fall already, hasn't it?
Our latest adventure was to the wilds of southern Utah, northern Arizona in the Verm
illion Cliffs area, and eastern Nevada. We roamed among red rock and white rock formations that felt like alien landscapes. Did loads of slogging through red sand and had bats visiting our camp in the evening.
I was very grateful to just be in the desert as I didn't know if I could go until the last few days before we left. The truck was packed to the gills with two photographers, all their gear and a week of camping gear and food. Perhaps that's why one of my hiking boots decided to take a long rest along the way and still hasn't returned?
Then we came home to wildfires and worry and smoke in the air. I had to pack up again and head to the coast to find air I could breathe. A reminder of the precious nature of our planet and of what we too often take for granted. Grateful that those dear to me survived intact in this craziness.
And now onto the news! On the first weekend of December, I will be sharing a booth with Betsy Fessler at the 30th Annual Holiday Craft FaireatFremont High School (1279 Sunnyvale Saratoga Rd, Sunnyvale, CA 94087.).
Betsy makes the most amazing lamps and other treasures from found objects - they are really cool! I am bringing my new collection of embellished boxes (that's the Flower Box on the photo - inside is a six pack of dried rose buds), earrings, and of course, Earth
Prayers - original sumi-e and watercolors as well as greeting cards.
The hours for the Holiday Faire are Saturday December 2nd, 10am-5pm and Sunday December 3rd from 10am to 3:30pm. I look forward to seeing your smiling face there!
I am also working on an online class that is all about teaching folks how to create their own Earth Prayers. Look for that in the new year!
Last, I have two paintings in the Harvest Festival Show up at the ANEW Gallery in San Francisco: Lady of the Ocean, Singing and Black Madonna, Love at the Center.
Yours in red thread and creativity,Annette
P.S. I donate a portion of my profits to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Sierra Club. My way of helping to insure our planet gets the support she needs.
Photograph Above: Intersections & Connections, Coyote Butte South, Arizona. ©2017 Annette Wagner. Prints available for sale.