New classes at Cabrillo + Farallon Research Trip

It appears I'll be teaching a basketry class or to at Cabrillo College in Aptos CA! Yay. I'm so looking forward to getting my hands wet again and sharing this art with folks. It's one of my favorite processes as it seems to evoke in people a certain soft chattiness I do enjoy.

my 2014 totally impractical and impossible to store basket and experimental video.

my 2014 totally impractical and impossible to store basket and experimental video.

love this!!!! Want to make some...

love this!!!! Want to make some...

Elizabeth Kronfield... wow. Wicker once, now cast iron! Sonoma State here I come!

Elizabeth Kronfield... wow. Wicker once, now cast iron! Sonoma State here I come!

Doug Johnston, the coiling King!

Doug Johnston, the coiling King!

Inspiring. I was just telling a friend how I might not be interested in t-track sculpture but if I could integrate basketry, performance, live-cinema, story-telling, singing, dance and video...Yes! One other note, I finally got invited to go to the Farallons Islands for habitat restoration and art research. Pretty much super excited and grateful for this rare opportunity and it falls just as I begin to think about next projects on migration....

Farallons, closed to the public except for invited researchers, scientists and me!

Farallons, closed to the public except for invited researchers, scientists and me!

In exchange for being there we will be working on removing invasive grasses by spraying 3% roundup. I'm not into pesticides at all but the solution is deemed safe for flora and fauna and we will be provided with protective gear and such. I'm also excited because part of the trip involves cooking a meal for the 7 member team! We'll be provided with ingredients. What to make!!!! GOtta run. I mean, still can't but that reminds me, call doctor to get 2nd opinion on foot surgery.