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Gypsy Forest
Massachusetts
mama . writer . foodie . crafter . lover of this one crazy life .
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Oh I love this so much! Dyeing is my favorite!! Unwrapping each shibori is like opening a gift!! My most favorite piece ever is a silk that a I dyed diagonally, unwrapped and refolded, and dyed diagonally again. The result where the lines met in the center made it look like a bird with spread wings in flight. So amazing!! Happy dyeing and enjoy those blue hands :)
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They are from Red Arrow Workshop in Lafayette. Wonderful store.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2015 on In the studio.......... at Gypsy Forest
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In just two days the baby of the house will be nine. NINE (!!) How did this happen? I know the answer of course.... one tiny day at a time. Just like the ones before him. I feel an evident shift in our lives. For almost two decades we have had some little one in the house, a soul with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at Gypsy Forest
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I love you to the moon girl! I’ll be back, I promise. xoxo~
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I look forward to sharing more herb-y things here in the future. It’s been so amazing to study something with such intent, and to meet such lovely people. I am in heaven :) And yes, instagram is where it’s at :) I hope you make it there!
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It was so amazing. I really can't even put it all into words. Magic :)
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Oh my, thank you for the sweet words. I just see myself as a facilitator to the true inspirations….. these young souls!! Amazing, each and every one of them!
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2015 on in the workshop...... at Gypsy Forest
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I just sort of stopped showing up here. It’s easy to do. The herb journey has been wonderful! I’m still tweaking a digestive tea blend, but when it tastes a little better and feels right I’ll be sure to share it here. Tea infusions daily are so nourishing and so life changing!
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It is so fun and easy! And yes, my herbalist path is so similar to yours. On and off through the buy-ness of little ones….. then on full speed just recently. It’s exciting. I’m glad you guys are interested in hearing about my journey :)
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Well see, there is a little silver lining to my instagram cloud :)
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I really hope you get to be part of the magic one day, you would LOVE it. And I feel the same, this is such a good thing I am doing for me..... which I'm not very good at sometimes :)
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Oh I LOVE that shirt!!! And nettles!!
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I totally get that!! My number one goal in creating this space was to provide a nurturing environment for young people to hang out in. Art was secondary. The "means to the magic" if you will. Especially with my older group, I notice a need for them to collaborate and be together…. it’s really been amazing to be part of that. xo!
Toggle Commented Jun 25, 2015 on in the workshop...... at Gypsy Forest
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Thank you Taryn, admittedly I am struggling to find balance with such a big new undertaking, but it’s been amazing! I love it so much!
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First (I feel kinda bad about this, but it's the truth) instagram ate my blog. I'm not alone in this. It has eaten several. It's so ridiculously easy to stay connected over there, and I've turned into the worst blogger ever. Such a bad blogger that in this post I am sharing all instagram photos in this post of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at Gypsy Forest
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Oh my goodness! That is a LOT of students. I’ll keep you posted on the craft-mama-art nights this fall. I think it will be a really fun way to get together :) (ps - on a completely different note, the display table at the symposium had your picture on it!)
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2015 on in the workshop...... at Gypsy Forest
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We would love anything in the "outdoor kit" section! But especially the Botanist Kit as we'll be studying Botany over the summer!
Thank you Andrea :) We’ve been having a lot of fun!
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2015 on in the workshop...... at Gypsy Forest
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It’s been such a fun time!
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We used a low-fire earthenware for the pinch pots & tiles. Those will be fired in a kiln & the kids will glaze them & then we’ll fire them a second time. The puppets were made with red air dry clay I purchased at a local craft supply shop.
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2015 on in the workshop...... at Gypsy Forest
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Your dream sounds completely amazing! It’s so similar to what I hope for someday as well. To create a nurturing place of learning. May all your dreams come true! xo~
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The last two weeks have been incredible and busy. I wanted to share some of what we've been working on in The Workshop. My students are wonderful! I am truly enjoying this bit of time with them. I have two classes divided into age groups that run an hour and a half each week. So far we've mostly worked with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at Gypsy Forest
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Hello Helen, I would use about 12 ounces of homemade pumpkin/squash puree. Homemade is a bit more wet, so I always use a little less when I make it myself. Enjoy :)
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2015 on *almost* healthy pumpkin bars...... at Gypsy Forest
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