-- Barthold Georg Niebuhr
Play isn't just for children. Adults need it too. It allows for creativity and spontaneity. Bonnie Katz, an amazing artist with a passion for mosaics, stopped by my studio earlier this week to share with me her Birds of Hope project. In response to the earthquake in Japan, Bonnie is creating a thousand mosaic stones, each with a bird. It's a spin on the traditional Japanese belief that one's wish will come true when a thousand paper cranes are folded.
She's asking others to participate, so she brought with her a basket of stones, bits of ceramics and fragments of glass. I made one bird and two others that relate to the notion of peace, harmony and good health. I want to make more, both for her project and to ring my herb garden.