2012 has been a very busy year so far. It is hard to believe that summer is right around the corner. In February I had the honor to be a featured designer on Canary Knits Indie Designer Day. Teresa Gregorio, aka Canary Knits, is a fabulous designer. She has a beautiful design that is published in the book Brave New Knits. Then in April, another designer, Lidia Tsymbal, aka Madam Butterfly, interviewed me on her blog: Lorna Pearman Interview. Lidia has some really pretty shawl designs. Do check out both of these talented knitter's designs, you won't be sorry!
I was the featured artist for the month of April at our local Siuslaw Valley Bank in Pleasant Hill. Each month the bank features a local artist or business. I set up a nice display similar to what I take to our local Dexter Lake Farmers' and Crafters' Market. Included in my display was knitting, hand-crafted soap and photography. I even sold some things.
This year will be my first year vending at the Irving Grange Community Market. This market will happen on the first Saturday of each month beginning on June 2nd and ending on Oct. 6th., and will be open from 10am until 4pm. I will be at each of these Markets except Aug. 4th. I'm pretty excited to be included in this new market and I will also be at their November/December Holiday Market.
As if all of this doesn't keep me busy enough, I also am in a band called "The Pears" with Dennis Pearman (my husband, on guitar and keyboards), Mike Murray (bass) and Bob Becker (drums). I play keyboards and sing, and we rehearse weekly. We will be playing in Eugene, OR at the Maize Lounge at 13th and Oak on May 24th (Thurs). On Aug. 4th Dennis and I will be hosting our annual Lost Valley Music Festival on our 2.5 acre piece of paradise here in Dexter. This year will be our 31st year.
http://www.reverbnation.com/thepearsband where you can listen to 13 songs from our new CD "Green Buddha" that we just finished recording.
Have a wonderful summer and remember that the Dalai Lama said "The purpose of our lives is to be happy". I choose happiness.
- Lorna Pearman
- Dexter, Oregon, United States
- I am a self-employed knitter/designer and photographer. I strive to write unique designs inspired by nature, folklore, magic, Fairies and Elves, and I find a lot of inspiration from symbolism and traditions in cultures throughout history. I also love to photograph nature on an intimate level. As a Master Gardener I raise garden starts each spring to sell locally, and I am also a soap maker and musician. I can be found at our local Dexter Lake Farmer's and Crafter's Market on Sundays from May thru October selling my knitting patterns and hand knit items, as well as hand crafted soap, macro-photography from the garden, and tomato and pepper starts for your garden. You can find me on Ravelry as Peargirl and our band The Pears can be found on Reverbnation.
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Friday, May 11, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
There is a lot of folklore surrounding rabbits, but the following is one of my favorites. In Aztec mythology, a pantheon of four hundred rabbit gods known as Centzon Totochtin, led by Ometotchtli or Two Rabbit, represented fertility, parties and drunkenness. While I really don't want rabbits to find their way into my garden, it's fun to imagine them having a wild party in the garden by the light of the moon, while the world sleeps, oblivious to the fun they're having. Inspired by this myth and my love of gardening, my new pattern I am working on is a garden variety of bunnies...here is the first of 6 ~ "Chili Pepper Bunny".
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