The very day that we closed on Spring Bird, my next door neighbor broke ground on their home. It seemed appropriate that two parallel stories would be beginning at the same time. We were inheriting Siloam and becoming Spring Bird, and our neighbors, the Loanes, were building their dream home on property that they had been taking care of for ten years. Our new beginnings were not the only thing that connected us. The Loane's property had originally been owned by Torkel Korling, the grandfather of these woodlands. He had planted and nurtured their woodland as he had ours. So, we are both living in someone's dream project. Furthermore, Danuta is an artist, who included a ceramics studio in her dream home! Talk about serendipity! I feel so lucky to have neighbors that are like minded and value nature and art as we do. I remember meeting Danuta for the first time and discussing the red cardinal that perched on her car every time she visited the construction site. He was greeting her and welcoming her to her new home. I knew we'd get along.
Awhile ago, Danuta gifted me with one of her mugs--just out of the blue, and it has become a favorite part of my coffee ritual. Because I feel like Danuta, her family, and ceramics are an extension of Spring Bird, I want to make her work available to purchase at the Spring Bird Cottage. So, available now are some mugs, vases, and a small plate! Also, if you are visiting Spring Bird and interested in touring Danuta's studio and seeing more of her work, please let me know. We'd be happy to make arrangements!
Danuta has been the most generous neighbor--so big hearted! I am nothing but honored to have her ceramic work pieces available to Spring Birders!
Also, the Spring Issue of Woolgathering is being mailed today! It's the perfect time to sign-up! Below is a little commercial that Penelope and I made together. Turn the volume up to hear our voice acting!
PS Thank you to everyone who has already subscribed! Your support means the world to me!!!
Also, you can download the March Bullet Journal cover for the wallpaper on your mobile device!!! See you in March!!!!!!
Anna Lentz, artist and writer, blogs about making a creative life connected with nature at Spring Bird.