I love LA. Or visiting LA. It's a big city but I"m familiar with navigating a big city. There, I'm single, without child or dog, live in a nice apartment with no 'stuff' (AirBnb) have a driver (Lyft), do the social part of work, not the actual get-your-hands-dirty and stress about juggling all the different facets of work, hang with some very old dear friends and also with some new friends. I hike, do yoga and eat well. It's my alternate universe! I get to have a sense of discovery....and the sun shines!
This last time, in October, I was there for the Lawson-Fenning Collabs in Clay event to launch their collaboration tables with 5 different ceramicists- myself, Victoria Morris, BZippy, Beth Katz & Jonathan Cross. Our collaboration tables are solid white oak, raw or torched (shou sugi ban) slotted bases suspending thick hand painted slabs of stoneware. These are available exclusively at Lawson-Fenning.
They sent me off the next day to experience a slice of Hollywood life to install 2 Chain28's while beating the clock for Shabbat to start. Here I met two very sweet girls...
Also while there I did Yoga at a great studio Roam. A poster of Krishna was at the front of the room and I locked into his eyes & colors. Colors that I don't usually get drawn into- baby blues, soft pink...he was emanating a kind of beautiful warm welcoming Love.
In Hinduism, Krishna, an incarnation of Vishnu, is the god of compassion, tenderness, and love, and is one of the most popular and widely revered among Indian divinities. I like to think of him as a divinity & protector of LIFE that is to be lived. A feast for your eyes and your heart.
Thank you LA, Lawson-Fenning, & Roam.