November 30, 2007

Shichi-Go-San for Sumina

Beautiful little Sumina celebrated Shichi-Go-San this month.  Upon reaching third and seventh birthdays, parents take their daughters to a shrine for a ceremony to chase bad spirits and welcome good health and good fortune (sons go at three and five).  Sumina is the niece of my girlfriend Masami.  Although I have not met Sumina, through Masami's photographs she grows up before my eyes.

Two months in my new office location and only today did I visit the ever-inspiring La Jolla Fiber Arts gallery.  The quality of their hand-worked pieces are extraordinary.  A new discovery for me was the work of Michael F. Rohde.  Primarily a handwoven tapestry and wall rug artist, his newest work includes three-dimensional vessels.

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