Sunday, June 14, 2009

Kuba cloth and a visit to Ojai

My friend Cindy and the musical bamboo....
Some Kuba Cloth from the Congo was hanging outside a store in Ojai called Verandah. Wonderful textiles and ethnic art inside, a visual delight.
Woven bags outside the main doorway....
Cindy is visiting from Kona, Hawaii and we took a little day trip to Ojai where a jewelry artist that I love was having a trunk show at the Human Arts store. Susan Skinner lives in New Mexico and makes fun, whimsical silver jewelry using found objects and semi precious stones inlaid into silver.
I bought a necklace and earrings and got to share some fun time comparing stories of growing up in the Los Angeles area and going to cool music concerts in the 60's and 70's. Ojai was having a Music Festival at the same time so we crossed the street where there was a Pottery Show and sale and other fun stuff going on. There was a solar powered bamboo music project that was fascinating. I'm not quite sure how it all worked but it made some interesting sounds as the bamboo went up and down in the tubs of water.
This solar powered disc had something to do with the musical bamboo....a bit other worldly!

1 comment:

marie said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun!
love the "kuba"? fabric.