Friday, May 30, 2008

When Lisa Dreamt of Bees



Lisa Snellings has her Bug Out sale up over HERE. Here is a link to her Blog about it...

It's kind of exciting for me, as I just sent her all of the Bee Bits that she used. Like a couple of days ago. Earlier this year Sharon the Birdchick sent her hundreds of dead workers, who died, despite our loving attendance on them. (I also had to once send Lisa dead flies, which was NOT so fun.) Sharon and I have learned SO much about ourselves, and if it's not too corny, the world, and life and magic, tending these bees. It's like art in itself. And now Lisa has taken them, and made them into another bit of magic art. Full circle.

I was really tempted to go and bid this one, but then I thought "HEY! You would be buying your own honey, Dorkus!"

But you should. This is the only honey from our first year of Beekeeping that is going up for auction anywhere, and a portion of the proceeds are going to the CBLDF. And it is REALLY good honey, if I do say so myself. Straight from the Kitty Hive. And the first piece has the ACTUAL dead Queen Kitty the 2nd that I tended so faithfully, but in vain, she arrived too early, and that, as we all know, can be fatal.



The thing I like best about Lisa's work, is, like all great artists, (Or writers, or musicians) how she keeps evolving and changing. I love seeing what's in her mind. I love the things she dreams about. And like all great artists, writers and musicians when she dreams, she can take you there. And dreaming in her world is good.

And when Lisa dreams of Bees, it is beautiful.

For those of you wondering about Sundays Gig, nip over to Paul and Lorraine, I am just updating the info...

Love and Lisa and Bees,
Lorraine

26 Comments:

At 7:31 PM , Blogger Kitty Cat said...

how is your knee, oh sparkly one?

love the Lisa artwork, as always...she is true to her vision.

Kitty honey is delicious.

 
At 9:28 PM , Blogger Yoga Gal said...

Are you certain that performing won't hurt that injured knee? Be careful, do a lot of sitting! A knee injury is something to take seriously!

Lisa, artwork is charming!

 
At 12:18 AM , Blogger Aleta said...

Thanks for the update on the gig. I think there may be some folks from my world there and one of those folks may well be me.

I love the bee/honey box art. I also really love the newish painting she has up. It is way way way out of my price range, but if it was not I'd be bidding on it for sure.

The seeing into the minds and dreams of creative people really resonates with me. Not only their minds and dreams but often their hearts as well. And not only their minds and dreams and hearts but our own (minds and dreams and hearts)get revealed (to us, to others) in new ways through these works as well.

You and Sharon have learned so much and what is beautiful is that you have shared that with all of us. It really was the bees that got me reading both of your blogs and eventually commenting.

Your writing in this blog does exactly what you talk about art (in the broadest sense) doing. We are able to see some of that magic in your mind and heart and in the world around all of us through your words and images.

Yup. I am babbling. Must sleep now!

 
At 12:47 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Sweet!
And how's that knee today?

 
At 5:49 AM , Blogger ivenotime said...

Lorraine, hope your knee is feeling much much better! Lisa's art is beautiful, but photos can't capture her meticulous attention to detail, and the technical expertise she brings to each piece - her work is a delight to hold and examine!

 
At 8:26 AM , OpenID pantagruel said...

That's really cool. :)

How is your knee today?

 
At 8:35 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Thanks!!!! That was lovely, Aleta, see you on Sunday! (if we can find the place...)

My knee is much better, as long as I don't twist or kneel, we seem to be doing fine. And it is a lovely excuse to have a hot bath! I think the torn muscle is the extent of it, tho you could have fooled me on Thursday! I thought I had torn out every darn ligament in there!

But we will be good to go.

Kitty honey, as Kitty well knows, (And Malena for that matter) is the best honey EVER. I mean, there is nothing between hive and jar. Bring it in, drip thru a cheesecloth to get any comb or bees out (messy that) and into the jars!

Like eating nature.

 
At 7:12 PM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

I've never had fresh honey. Is it noticeably different from packaged honey? (This is another Emily Non-Beekeeper question.)

And how is your knee? I hope it's not as painful as it was.

~Emily

 
At 7:13 PM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

Oh, didn't see the reply to all the knee questions until after posting my comment. Sorry.

~Emily

 
At 7:25 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Fresh honey is much better. I have no idea what is done with most mass market honey, to make it different, but right from the hive tastes like the woods.

It's hard to describe, like when you drink sap from a maple tree in the spring, or a tomato that you just picked, vs a store one.

Knee is still good, weird, it was only the one day I thought I was dying, just goes to show.

Have an odd gig today, outdoors in a little tiny town...

 
At 7:49 AM , OpenID pantagruel said...

Glad to hear your knee's better! And good luck with the odd gig today out in the wop-wops. :)

 
At 8:44 AM , Blogger Aleta said...

We'll be adding to the oddness then! It looks like somewhere between 3 and 7 of us will be wandering lost in MoSC -- listening for your fiddle to guide us in the right direction!

Should be a lovely day for outdoor music!

 
At 6:18 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

It was a lovely day for outdoor music! Thanks for coming down, all of you. I had a lot of fun.

I had never played for quite so many bikers before tho, it was strange. Then again, I am sure they had never sat and listened to Irish before, so the feeling was undoubtedly mutual. I was surprised tho, at how many people came up and said they had seen us before.

 
At 7:56 PM , Blogger Aleta said...

What a perfect day! We all had a great time. You guys rocked.

I had never played for quite so many bikers before tho, it was strange. Then again, I am sure they had never sat and listened to Irish before, so the feeling was undoubtedly mutual.

Yeah. That really made for a fun and interesting crowd! Music brings the bikers and the Irish together. World peace is close at hand!

Maybe next time we'll chat over root beer after the show. (After we do our roadie duties of course!)

 
At 3:50 AM , Anonymous Marjorie said...

I am really tempted to bid for the honey (I would love the queen, too, but don't think i can afford it) but I lve in the UK and I suspect it might not get through customs - I looked at the rules and they say:
"There are strict rules about importing honey, and products containing these.

Each batch (or 'consignment') of honey that you import must:

come from a country approved to export this type of product to the European Union (EU)
come from an establishment registered by the competent authority of the exporting country
be accompanied by a health certificate
enter the EU through a Border Inspection Post where veterinary checks must be carried out"

USA is an aproved country as Mr Neil is not a professional honey exporter of honey (as far as I know!) I'm guessing that the other criteria won't be met. I think similar rules apply to the rest of the EU as well.

 
At 5:45 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

Glad to hear that the knee is doing better!

Mmmmmm.... fresh honey..... I hear it's a magical cure for various ailments, including joint pain. So eat it up -- for the good of your knee!

 
At 7:55 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Hi Marjorie, I did not know that about sending honey to the UK. Good tip, as I am sure at some point the Boss would ask me to send so and so , a pot of honey, and I would never have thought...

I am sure it was the honey that cured my knee, WEIRD injury tho, I mean, it's fine now, but it WAS NOT last Thursday....

 
At 9:14 AM , Blogger Bulfinch's Aglaia said...

I'm so glad your knee is better (knees are really odd, when you start thinking about them) and I am vicariously proud of you for playing your gig despite the hectic and *painful* days that preceeded!! You are awesome, obviously. :-)

 
At 9:31 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

It is very rare for me to cancel a gig. I found a replacement for one night when I had the evil flu thing, but I was clearly dying and coughing too much to go anywhere.

I did a show with FU with an unset broken arm once, didn't LIKE it, but what is it they say.."The show must go on"

Round two of Canine Good Citizen Class starts tonight. My wacky social life...

 
At 9:50 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

It is very rare for me to cancel a gig. I found a replacement for one night when I had the evil flu thing, but I was clearly dying and coughing too much to go anywhere.

I did a show with FU with an unset broken arm once, didn't LIKE it, but what is it they say.."The show must go on"

Round two of Canine Good Citizen Class starts tonight. My wacky social life...

 
At 10:17 AM , OpenID mistressmousey said...

Good to hear the knee is recovering. Having had surgery on both of mine some time ago, I sympathize greatly with knee injuries. No fun at all. And I'm continually amazed at how quickly they will repair themselves if you just don't push it!

The honey sounds amazing but there are a few problems (for me). 1) As a piece of art, I doubt I'd be able to bring myself to eat it. 2) If I *were* to eat it, I'd need more, pronto! 3) Seeing how our rent went up by about 340% when we moved in April, I really shouldn't be bidding on *anything* until our debt is down a bit.

All the same, I covet Lisa's art like not much else in this world. She's got talent (and wit!), she does.

 
At 12:06 PM , OpenID pantagruel said...

Well, you're a badass professional, and they don't cancel gigs unless they're about to die. :)

Good luck with Canine Good Citizen Class, v.2. One can hope, right? ;)

 
At 1:50 PM , Blogger ivenotime said...

Glad to hear your knee is feeling better, and the gig sounded like it was interesting and fun. Hope Dog behaves like a proper gentlemen! the honey does sound delicious.....

 
At 2:51 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

You are one tough cookie!! ...unset broken arm.. yikes!!!

Glad to hear the knee feels improved. Do take it easy on it though... no re-injuring... we all love you too much to see you suffer.

That honey looks GOOOOOOODDDD. Lisa's stuff is just simply amazing.

 
At 6:04 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Cabel was a Good Citizen tonight, lots to talk about, but I am TIRED, and going home.

No internet there sadly, lost it in the power cut the other night, when all was shrouded in darkness for hours, and haven't had the time to call the internet company.

Takes HOURS. Hate it.

Tomorrow you will get some more adventures, promise!

 
At 10:59 PM , OpenID pantagruel said...

Feh to no internet! That's a hassle, for sure. Isn't it funny how internet access has so quickly become right up there with electricity and phone lines as a basic utility? Why does it take hours?

Hurray for Cabal being a Good Citizen, not a Marginal Citizen Who Can't Quite Be Trusted On His Own. :)

Okay, now when you say 'adventures,'I'm hoping they're not ones involving bodily harm and certain peril...

 

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