Saturday, January 31, 2009
Wednesday at Pat's
Every 6 weeks Pat Sims is offering her house to a long list of artists in all discipline for an evening of sharing. She has done so for too many years to really know. (I don't anyway).We share delicious food,(notice the butterfly shape of the refrigerator, this puzzle metamorphoses in different parterns and is one of the things I look forward to when I go to Wed. at Pat's) a large selection of tea, sometimes fruit juices and wine. We share conversation during and after dinner. Pat is always surprising us with her decoration. Her interior is very eclectic with an incredible sense of balance where her plants thrive year round. This month was all festive for the beginning of the year with silver and grey. Candlelight, mirrors and Spanish square plates were bouncing off the light. Her magnificent oriental wood carved panel was accentuating the drama of the moment. The frost had been brought inside but oh so much warmer with the roaring fire from the wood stove. It was a magical, beautiful decoration that carried very nicely through our little group of about twele people. There were very interesting quilts, weaving, hand painted and hand dyed clothing, wool hanging with found objects, a sculpture made out of re purposed objects that started out with a sardine can. There was a poem read and announcement made. It is the most energizing gathering. Thank you Pat for another enchanting evening.