Archive for October, 2017

Shrouded in silence

Chicago calligraphers gathered together for the weekend to study with calligrapher extraordinaire Amity Parks from Montana. It was such a great weekend and the time flew by as we investigated the wonders of graphite!

During that time Linda Honrath took the time to share a beautiful poem by Dag Hammarskjold for Treewhispers. And so the forest grows…

Artwork by Linda Honrath, Photo by Pamela Paulsrud

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The May 30th post highlighted the community created by Karen Ness and her family, sharing stories, singing, laughing—her own words:

“We sang and laughed heartily into the night – my eyes are still swollen from laughing so hard I was crying. What brought us all back to the table after dinner was not dessert. It was Treewhispers!! And then it was the talk of whispers and melodies of the forest that lead to searching for the old guitar that was last played….. And then someone searched out an old song book. And then we continued to create our rounds as we sang and laughed into a new day. It was a perfect Sabbath evening in Israel! Love that you were there!!”

The paper rounds arrived safely protected by a recycled cereal box, posted in a padded envelope bedazzled with an array of fascinating stamps. I can’t help but think that these beautiful paper rounds are “charged” with the energy of the night—the songs, the stories and by the hands who made them. Thank you, Karen and family, and thank you to all who have participated in one way or another in the ongoing Treewhispers project.

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Photo by Pamela Paulsrud

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