Sunday, June 29, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
can you find the plug here? Still tweeking this a bit as well, but almost finished.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Recipients of the scholarships we gave to the students at the High School came, playing music and presenting a slide show of the art work created.
I had the opportunity to share some of my own photos... and was excited to talk about the Peru trip... I loved it, loved it........brought me back.
The photos will be up for about a week or two, so if you can, stop by at Masterpiece Framing on Halstead Ave. in Harrison.
After lunch, Catalina went into a corner of the garden, sat down and started to knit. Her needles were just thin pieces of wire. We attempted to communicate which got a little frustrating I'm sure for both of us... and then I just watched a bit and smiled and then went off to take more photos.. The people here are very shy.
Soooo friggin' cold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Dinner was soup, a dish of potatoes, rice and pasta which has some lima beans in there. Our discussion explained that a high carb diet helped to keep them warm. With our meals, there was always coca tea and another herb I forgot the name of. Both used for the altitude.
Breakfast was fried bread, corn on the cob.
The bathroom, downstairs and through the garden - did I say no electricity... no heat... no plumbing... I used the pot under the table!
Sunday, June 15, 2008
we were being shown how the islands are built, how the reeds are wrapped, layered, etc. Pretty cute. These ladies were so cut and friendly.
and of course tried to sell you everything. I loved how colorful everything was. I made the mistake of not having enough solas. I did buy some things and a tiny little reed boat with a man and woman in it from a little boy.
It's all about color!!!!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
We were in a boat with about 18 people or there abouts. Not so bad. I was ok with it. Here we are approaching the Uros islands which are made from Totoro reeds. They are the floating islands... yes, they actually float.. They repeatedly layer on the reeds.
Met by greeters. Very colorfully dressed women. They are prepared for visitors - ready to sell their handicrafts.
Home sweet home.. No kidding, there is a tv in here. They use solar panels for their electricity. They seemed to be very proud of this tv.... Mai-Liis and I had a different view on this. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! And this began a discussion on books. Get rid of the tv!
Saturday, June 07, 2008
Friday, June 06, 2008
Guinea pig. Silvia talked about using them as a tool of healing. They would tell the healer what ailments the sick person had by opening up the guinea pig and "reading" the inside. She told of a story about a woman with a tumor and how the lump showed up in the guinea pig.
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Sillustani is also considered to be a power place like Machu Picchu. Not sure if it was the overcast day, but I didn't feel it here as I do in Machu Picchu. Although it was pretty cool (and cold) being there. Silvia picked up a stone and you could see the remains of a skull. It feels mysterious here...
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Monday, June 02, 2008
I (Mai-Liis) will be teaching it through my website.
This is a fun mixed media project for artists and non-artists alike.
Check out her website for some more yummy art... dolls, shrines or in case you need more info
Hope to see you there :-)
Sunday, June 01, 2008
There is a little niche in the stone where I am placing my forehead. I think I was too much in my head... over thinking as is usual the case for me. Too caught up in if I were doing it "right". But I prayed.... I did a lot of praying here in Peru.
We burned our despacho, our offering. I was gratefu to be here and always asked for healings for John. It was good to have Silvia here with us. I was grateful for her. I was grateful for so very much. This is where my energy was focused.