Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn. John Muir
This was my backyard a few weeks ago. Its been a very unusual fall. Of course..... 2020. Just a few snow storms , mostly dry and very warm for this time of year. I know winter is coming....... I have been enjoying myself fully. I am so very happy to be in the Black Hills this year. Slowly getting caught up after an amazing summer.
The studio at Cheyenne Crossing is still open Thursday through Sunday until after the holidays. At that point I will close up for a bit. Catch my breath and start on my leather work. Get ready for next spring. From January til May I'll be open by appointment or chance.
I love this time of year for creating. People are always asking how long something takes to make. With jewelry its mostly in the design. To make something really special it takes time to ponder and make mistakes. When I have the time to explore my inner muse that's when the magic happens.
I was planning on doing a post about the Winter Solstice Wolf Box. A gift box of wonderfulness..... I made 30 boxes thinking that would be plenty. Best laid plans..... I sold all of them before I could even post information about them!
It was a group effort with lots of goodness!
~ Maryann Marlar, made this amazing spice mix. Mary Ann lives in Silver City, New Mexico.She and her husband Greg owned Vicki's Eatery for years. Now you can find her at the Farmers market.
~ Margo Young, A mixed media artist from Belle Fourche, SD, made these beautiful little fairy houses with little trees. She is such a wonderful soul and it shows in her work.
~ Sunkanunpa makes wonderful soap and body products. I found her on Instagram and fell in love with her. She is a forager of natural ingredients and a very interesting human. Someday I hope to meet her in person. You can find her on Instagram or at sunkanunpa3.wixsite.com
~ The other items in this box were made by me. 1/2 oz. of my face elixir, a hand made dream pillow filled with herbs to induce lucid wonderful dreams and a beeswax herbal sachet to hang in a window or on a tree. I also added a little journal.
I am hoping that folks will sign up for each box a season before so I have an idea of how many to make. That has been the hardest part. I've added a Wolf Box listing on my website shop for you to order. Ill send out the next box the end of April. This one will be the Beltane Wolf Box dedicated to spring.
So what else have I been up to? Our new house has a huge cement bulkhead in the front yard. I am going to paint a mural on it next spring/summer. I have never painted a mural so thought I would practice a bit first. I have been experimenting on the shed in the backyard. This flower is maybe 3 feet by 3 feet. My plan is to fill the whole side of the shed.... I have about 2 hours of sun back there so its going to take a bit. Its good though as I am learning how paint works. Ill post more pictures as I go.
I am trying to load up the website this season. I know I am shopping much more on line so hope others are as well. Be sure to check out the shop on www.ginnywolfstudio.com.
As usual I'll leave you with some of the music and videos I have been watching. Always like this song but this video! Just makes me so happy.
I have always been a huge fan of Joni Mitchell. This version of one her her songs is pure magic.
Pablo Neruda. My all time favorite poet. His poetry makes my heart burst. Enjoy.
Well, that's it for this time my friends. Thank you so much for being there. For reading these random thoughts. I am eternally grateful. Take care.