Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fingerprints


Who made this? What was floating through her mind? What do her hands look like? What inspired her design? 

Handcrafted goods give us an irreplaceable link to the past; to tradition; to an individual. The pottery we recently got in the shop are signed by the artists from the Casas Grandes and Mata Ortiz pueblos of Mexico which are very close to one another. These are communities of indigenous peoples that have lived there for centuries. 

All materials and tools originate from supplies that are readily available locally and the process of making this pottery is from the ancient pottery traditions of the region. Amazingly, the pottery is hand-built without using a potter's wheel. You can imagine the talent and patience that goes into creating the perfect and artful shapes of the pots or ollas. 

You can buy these collectibles at http://soulsingboutique.com/collections/decor.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

JAMS!

We have been listening to Calexico's new album, Algiers, on repeat in the shop! It's released on October 30 but we're listening on Spotify ;)


Friday, October 19, 2012

Drop by!

The shop is finally CLEANED up and running smoothly! We were sort of open last week, but if you came in and saw all the books all over the floor you might have run in the other direction! It's looking good in here, so come by this weekend from 10:30-5pm and we'll help you find a treasure!

This amazing art deco lady (a twin!) used to be a lamp. They are just fabulous!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Harvest Time

       October always hearkens the the end of the growing season as the summer Sun fades, to darken a little earlier in the day.
The Sun, like our hearts and dreams, inevitably sinks a little lower on our horizons, every year at this time: Offering us his shorter days and taunting us with his hard wisdom and cold lessons.
"Slow down, warm up and rest; For every end there will be a new beginning." This is the law of the natural world and Time is always a relative quantification!
 The scarcity of Time is only a shared perception, like the cultural madness that surrounds us every day; exasperated by our accustomed habits and assumed duties; Let go, and live and work onwards with Nature. Yet, we lament the passing of our garden sanctuaries and miss the seemingly endless hours spent working in the fields of our fancy: tending, to our beloved animals, flowers, fruits and vegetables. There is fertile ground still left to tend!
Dreamtime beckons our return. The Ice Queen doth cometh, and our Winter playgrounds will return soon. Chin up, Cheer up!  Here is a photo montage of our Summer playground and our sanctuary from the maddening crowd. Twas a glorious Harvest!

Autumn Morning Sun




Roasting Peppers

Herb Garden

Peppers Galore

Reserves


Kale

Transformation

Bringin in Dinner

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                                                                      Fall Song

Another year gone, leaving everywhere
its rich spiced residues: vines, leaves,
the uneaten fruits crumbling damplyin the shadows, unmattering back
from the particular island of this summer, this NOW, that now is nowhere
except underfoot, moldering in that black subterranean castle
of unobservable mysteries -- roots and sealed seedsand the wanderings of water. This
I try to remember when time's measurepainfully chafes, for instance when autumn
flares out at the last, boisterous and like us longingto stay -- how everything lives, shifting
from one bright vision to another, foreverin these momentary pastures.

~ Mary Oliver ~
(American Primitive)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Embracing the Darkness

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Fall is my favorite season of the year, and it has been so chilly here in Colorado for the past week or so. After an incredibly hot summer, the weather is very welcome. The aspens are changing and the days are getting shorter and we are all trying to adjust to the change of seasons.
It is always like holding my breath as I move into the fall time. I love the weather, the scent, the crunchy leaves, and lighting fires, but it is a rude awakening to end the day much earlier and leave work in the dark.
As we move into the darkest time of year, and a hard transition, it is most important to take care of ourselves and listen to what our bodies and souls really need.
*Breathe, Smile, Relax.