Saturday, October 14, 2017

Tumultuous Times

It's been a tumultuous week in California.  Wildfires have taken out huge swaths of the Napa Valley, parts of the city of Santa Rosa and other places in Sonoma County, and rural areas of Mendocino County.  It's all happening, still, south of me by about 150 miles, a huge devastation for so many people and businesses.

The fires took out internet and phone service for most of us north of the Bay Area for two days.  It was absolutely amazing that AT&T got us all back online in such a short period of time.

I finally was able to get all the rest of the items listed for sale in my Etsy Shop.  So if you've been waiting to shop or check out my offerings, now would be a good time.

More good reads from the last couple weeks:  
The Ecliptic by Benjamin Wood, and
The Patriots by Sana Krasikov, which I'm reading now.

I've been in a quiet sort of mood.  All the things happening in these times, the gestalt of it all, is so overwhelming.  I simply cannot imagine what it must be like for those millions of people worldwide who are really being affected.  My heart and soul go out to them all.

Hope you have a good week.  Check out my Etsy Shop.  xx


jacki long said...

Take care Connie! ♥
Your work is so hopeful.

Els said...

Must indeed be awful, all those fires
(and all the other "fires" in the world ...)

Have a good weekend Connie !
You still can work : internet or no internet ;-)

john said...

Love your color palette. Anytime and place with fall colors. I love stopping and just spending time on your site. :-)

Dortesjs said...

Iam sorry to hear about your fires, I hope you take care..I think of the animals to, the wild ones..where do they run sad . but take care all, internet or not..and again i do love your pages they are so happy and trilling good.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

There is so much destruction all over the world. It's hard to watch people suffer so much. Our country is in turmoil and the divide continues to grown. It IS a time for quiet. A new slow stitching project is in order for me.
xx, Carol

Dortesjs said...

have you by the way seen my sales blog...
maybe you could help me forward link link to your acquaintances
If not sorry I ask..hope your not

KAM said...

In these times of so very much tumult coming from so many directions, it is lovely this morning to sit with your wonderful collage pages...blow them up on the computer and simply fall into their depiction of times where there was laughter and playful exploring of the things of the earth. Thank you for your faithful work with your art...and for sharing the beauty that you create. So very much appreciation for you, always.

Charlton Stitcher said...

I've been watching the horrors of the California fires from this side of the Atlantic and thinking of you - wondering how you are faring. On our recent trip to western Canada (part of the reason for my long silence), we saw evidence of recent fires and indeed had to deviate from our intended route through central BC because the road was closed by fires. The extent of the destruction was mind-blowing.
Take care,

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I like the tone of these collages...beautiful.
Truly sad stories coming out of these fires.