Gosh, I wish this was about me spinning all that pretty wool into yarn. Yeah, all that wool in the bag just over there–wool that came from my sheep-friend, Monkey Boy. Well, maybe it did. It’s been in that bag since shearing season last year. To be honest, I did spin one big hank of it before summer came and it got to hot to mess around with wool. Plus I began traveling and…
very, very yonder
The good news is that my brilliant and relentless editor Annie Sarac has the text for my new book. She is poring over it, making it sensible, making it work. You’ll be able to pre-order it in a couple of weeks–at least that’s my plan.
I went to Pantheacon where I was on a panel talking about death, but where I didn’t teach. I don’t understand Pantheacon. I’ve been there twice now and still don’t quite get it. We go through this weird raffle-thing to get a room. I taught one class last year and it was full-to-overflowing but none of the classes I submitted were picked for this year. But I went with my friend Maeve and–I had fun. Go figure.
My friend, the fabulous guitarist Brian Henke, came to Asheville at the beginning of March and played a concert on the night of my birthday. I enjoyed showing him my town and hearing the music from his new album, the Raven King. We’ll be traveling to some festivals together this summer–Florida Pagan Gathering, Our Haven, Summerland. He and I are working on a couple of projects together. He’s a very fun feller.
Then Star and I wandered up to Hunt Valley for the Sacred Space conference, where I taught three classes and sold a few books. But mostly I spent time with a bunch of people I love and respect, which is a great combination. I go there every couple of years and it is always inspiring.
RR Rose Carbinela doctored this photo (original by Shelly Nixon) and gave it to me at the conference. Sparkly.
I’ve started work on my next book “Old Wild Magic of the Motherlands” and I’m getting ready to do an online class with the same title. You’ll be able to find that offering, as well as a chance to pre-order “Embracing Willendorf,” here on the website in a couple of days.
And now, it is gardening season–finally–in the southern highlands of Appalachia. And did I mention I’m renovating a house? And singing with a little band?
I’ll talk about that next time.