Tuesday: Time For Community and Friends

10 Dec

“One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals. When we pool our strength and share the work and responsibility, we can welcome many people, even those in deep distress, and perhaps help them find self-confidence and inner healing.”
― Jean Vanier, Community And Growth
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I am blessed to be a member of a wonderful group called McKinney Creative Community. We meet the second Tuesday evening of each month at SPARC. This month, St. Peter’s Church offered us a space to meet, and many of the artists, writers, potters, and fabric artists brought their work to display and sell. With the holidays around the corner, it was the perfect event to find some fabulous gifts created by local artists. I have been wanting to get one of Steve Macias’ beautiful raku pots for a long time, so today I purchased an early Christmas present for myself.

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Isn’t it beautiful! It’s made with real copper glaze that will patina and transform, changing color as the years go by. I thought this quite appropriate to my new evolving life.

I also purchased Sean Cotter’s book. It’s his English translation from Romanian of Mircea Cartarescu’s novel BLINDING.

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That’s Sean on the left. He speaks several languages, is very brilliant, very modest, and very funny.

It was interesting to visit with old friends and meet some new ones, but even better, it was fun to see all the wonderful creations that these talented people brought to share this evening. McKinney sure has some talented folks.

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One Response to “Tuesday: Time For Community and Friends”

  1. Yoshiko December 10, 2014 at 8:44 am #

    It is so nice to be in the creative community.

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