We met this lovely lady, Laura Stokes, on our Baja Beach Daze trip in 2009. She was one of the people who got on in San Francisco, we spent ten wonderful days traveling through California and most of Baja. We spent five days camping at a private beach on the Sea of Cortez, a little north of La Paz. She and her partner travel the world performing their art. We've been looking forward to seeing her performance for sometime.
Last night we finally had the pleasure of seeing this awesome show. Not one person left that theater wishing they had done something else last night. The theater was full and there was an enthusiastic standing ovation at the end. There were no words spoken during this performance, but strong messages about ourselves in this busy, stressful world came through quite clear. Laura and her partner are absolutely impressive as they demonstrated the ability to control every muscle in their bodies. This is an event I highly recommend if the The Ricochet Project comes to a city near you. They've been in Seattle a couple times in the past two years, but we haven't been able to make it. Check out this trailer for a sample of some of her expressive art.
I added a little art to our house this weekend too. My friend Melanie of Oregon Grape Stitch just finished a pair of brightly colored curtains I just couldn't leave hanging in her store. They made a quick appearance as tablecloths at the potluck, then we hung them where Kaylee sleeps, she's going to love them. She also likes the rainbow colors like her grandma. The room I hung them in is lit by the sunshine in the morning. At at certain time, it's usually too bright. The colors in these curtains filtered the sun and brought in the light in a different way. When I came in this morning, I was greeted by a bright, cheery room.