Thar Be Dragons

So it’s been a little quiet around here, and I’m sorry about that. Quiet usually means I’m in the throes of some crazy project, and this is no different. Today’s part of that project has been the writing of a proposal summary so that we can get final approval for a project I am really, really wanting to see go live.
Working on it has been a little stressful, but I just have to note that sometimes it just really makes me stop and go “wow, this is my life” when I look around at all the talented people I get to work with, and the beautiful things I get to help create. When I am feeling overwhelmed or sad, I need to remember this update because truly my life is full of beauty and magic and people who inspire me every day, and I am damned lucky.

Sang Bu

Speaking of that, here: here is Ryan Mathern’s Dragon Sang Bu in all her glory. If I can have one wish right now it is that she can live here in the park forever so that all my neighbors can feel a smidgen of what I feel right now when they go to visit her. Sometimes living in our neighborhood can feel like living in a war zone, and the Dragon of Compassion is such a peaceful reminder of what is truly important.

Atlanta Maker Event – call for participants

A local charter school is hosting a Maker event this Spring and is looking for participants. Do you do carpentry, metalwork, large scale art projects? Do you craft or work with your hands? Know sewing, canning, or how to build a solar oven? If so, they want YOU!

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and if you further want to inspire the kids of this local charter school, there is also a maker career day:
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spread the word, let’s get kids interested in building, making, designing!

Little Free Libraries

Have you heard about the “Little Free Library” project?


Leave a book, take a book, the ultimate in recycling literacy!
from their website, their mission is:

To promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide.
To build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity, and wisdom across generations
To build more than 2,510 libraries around the world – more than Andrew Carnegie–and then more.

You can find a map of all the sites above, as well as instructions on how to build your own. I’m thinking of building one next door in the empty lot, since we get a lot of foot traffic on our street. Or, maybe down by the bus station.

Ollie says Reading is good!


nostalgia

I was very saddened to hear that the Goat Farm (Murray Mill) has gotten rid of it’s goats.

We loved living there, and I admit I was a little jealous of all the cool things that seemed to happen after we moved out.

But then I remember what I loved so much about it was the wildness and the seclusion and the freedom.

And I’m happy we were there when we were.