Sunday, March 13, 2011


Today is Sunday which means it's time for this week's MANY AS ONE draw. Stephen Inggs's Clock was drawn from the 'hat'* (pictured below). I will be sending an e- to one lucky person before the day is up. Meantime, let me say that Stephen will be mailing this Clock from his studio in Cape Town, South Africa to a writer in N. East Pennsylvania - happy! Congratulations and many thanks to all artists and donators. 

A new piece has been added to the stockroom catalogue - an embroidered fossil, a tessarolax, created by Meliors Simms and hand-stitched onto a piece of vintage blanket beside a 'distressed' Kaiapoi Mill label. 

Fossil - tessaloraxMELIORS SIMMS (NZ)
Hand-stitched embroidery on vintage Kaiapoi Mill blanket
framed size
240 x 212 x 43 MM (box frame)

Meliors writes, 'Right from the time of the September earthquake it has been my intention to donate this piece, somehow, to Christchurch earthquake recovery because of the obvious Kaiapoi connection. There are a couple of blog posts about the making and exhibiting of this piece that you can read about here -' 

Click on these links to visit Meliors' Facebook and Etsy pages and discover more of her work; everything she creates carries an ethos of mindfulness and communicates the importance of fostering right relationship with our natural world and everything in it. . . Meliors and her collaborative partner, Bethwyn have also been working on an 'altered book' in response to the Christchurch earthquake and have generously offered to donate this work to our MANY AS ONE initiative once they have completed it. . . Many thanks, Meliors & Bethwyn.    

The next draw will be on Wednesday 16 March 2011. 

* MANY AS ONE 'Hat'.

With mind and heart turned to the people of Christchurch, Japan, Bahrain, Libya, North Africa and our own immediate challenges. . . I was reminded today of John Donne's 17th Meditation -

"No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were. Any man's death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. . . "

May we find ways to keep ourselves and each other fortified so that we can in turn send love, hope and light to our grieving world XO


PS. I regret I've been absent from Comments' threads lately - yours and mine both - sorry; I hope to be back & catching up with you soon. I am still reading, though - oh, yes. . . xx


  1. Beautiful work.
    I'll email you. ((((o))))

  2. Meliors's work is beautiful, isn't it, Antares C. . .
    ((((o)))) to you, too x

  3. The fossil is very unique, a novel idea.

  4. That's some beautiful art work.

    I love Donne, too.

  5. Steve, Rachel - I agree. Unique, meaningful work.
    L, C (((O)))