here i am posing in front of a whale skull i requested my mom take the picture mom is an artist too lots of other people were taking pictures mostly of the view. Point Reyes Seashore, Marin, California, USA.
these young fellows are very skilled at making things due to the encouragement they have received from parents who take them to community art events, and also their experiences at gatherings such as Fire Maker where they learn primitive skills such as making a bow and arrow or learning to skin a rabbit.
while you cannot see it in this picture one of these lanterns featured an owl and a fern.
having the kids present brought much lightness and a sense of welcome and rightness to this workshop. as did the candidness and contribution of all who were there! THANKS ALL!
connection in the dark days making things together so basic so human we are
how to make pickled beets : salvage beets from farmers field peel wash slice thinly arrange as star for photograph add salt with no iodine add tiny bit water caraway seeds wash bucket mix all wash plate make weight to rest on plate maybe another smaller bucket with water in it or maybe a giant clean rock press PRESS wait WAIT cover with cloth stir every few days and press some more make sure to keep the beets completely submerged so add brine if needed