12/11/2008

Williamsburg Wreaths and Storytelling


In case you are just stoping by for the first time or you've forgotten what I am doing on he blog for Advent I will remind you..

As an artist I often work with a series to focus. For the month of December I am braiding three strands on this blog as a major focus: Christmas history and symbolism, Advent, and art history.


Colonial Williamsburg is a favorite destination for Jim and me. I have a collection of photos I have taken when Williamsburg was decorated for Christmas. For December I will post a Williamsburg wreath every day as an Advent observanace. I am also challenging myself to find a madonna painting I can relate to the wreath. Hope you enjoy them.

This morning we are off early for Easton, MD where I am telling a story in a performrs showcase. Easton is on the Eastern Shore of MD and I had looked forward to a day near water and the Chesapeake Bay. Guess what? Its gray and raining, Anyway that tells you why I am just saing "hello" for the moment and will post a new wreath later today. Hopefully I will also have a story.

Three Beautiful Things
1. A full day in Easton, MD participating in an Artist Showcase organized by Class Acts. A wide array of talent from musicians, puppeteers, dancers to storytellers. I was so delighted to be part of a storyteller line-up that included Dovie Thomason, Noa Baum, and Baba Jamal Koram. I told my version of Rooster Calls the Sun and it went over well. The day was well-organized with a full house for the entire day.

2. Our familiar house as we turned into the driveway after driving home in driving rain and fog.

3. The soaring steel girders of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge shrouded in swirling silver fog.