Talk about breath: the Avondale Garlic Festival was a lot of fun. I love the events those folks put on: excellent quality of everything!
I thought I’d take a moment and talk a little bit about where I buggered off to there on my last little trip. I have spent a lot of time travelling this summer, usually for work. This last trip wasn’t for work: I went on a ten-day meditation retreat in the hills of Nova Scotia, at a wonderful Shambhala meditation retreat centre near Tatamagouch, NS, called Dorje Denma Ling.
The program I attended had a pretty strict schedule: first, pre-breakfast meditation session started at 7am. So I got to see a lot of sunrises!
Taking time to slow down opens one’s eyes to detail in the environment:
Accommodations are simple, but sufficient. There is fancier, but I like to be close to nature.
Dorje Denma Ling is known for its magnificent skies.
This program was attended by 42 people from as far away as Moscow and Southern Mexico!
I made a new friend, look! I just adore this amazing work by artist Murray Barber. He created this 6.5′ tall copper sculpture for his graduating show at NSCAD University.
So much space, in my head, and outside!
So now I am back in the studio, with renewed energy, lucky enough to work on several gold pieces, and starting to get ready for the November holiday shows, including the CircleCraft show in Vancouver, and NSDCC show in Halifax.