Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Into the Mikvah's Waters

6/16/2015. Lab 2.0 by Paula Pergament

Lab 2.0 came to a close at Paula Pergament's lakeside home, a fitting conclusion for our theme of water.

Water and stone.

We each took one hand-sized rock from a pile of rocks Joel Carter contributed...We sat on the dock right over the water...contemplating thoughts ...holding our chosen stone.

Joel shared a poem about water.
The rest of us spoke a thought,
a word, a wish, a dream,
a trouble, a pain...
and each of us gave our words and stones 'into the mikvah's water'...

Rani's father's yahrzeit was last night and she chose to honor his memory by placing a stone gently into the lake...

Diane passionately shouted & with gleeful energy threw her rock far into the water.

It began to rain, so we headed inside to finish our lab inside at the kitchen table.  Wrapping rocks with beautiful Japanese rice papers, that represented water in color or by design, & twine.

Chatting about previous art labs, ideas for next year's lab, & eating 'water'melon, pecan'sandies' and chocolate ( not water related ...
but necessary).

A casual ambiance sat gently at the table with us.

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