Saturday, July 30, 2011

koru #220

Book cover detail, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, by Ann Fadiman.

Friday, July 29, 2011

koru #219

Today I attended the show Timeless New Mexico: Art Quilts by New Mexico Art Quilters at the Capitol Rotunda Gallery in the State Capitol Building, Santa Fe, NM. There was some amazing stuff including this wonderful piece.

Emergence by Lynn Roberts

koru #218

Yesterday's yellow dress.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

koru #217

Amazing metal lamp base in the window of Silk Road Collections just off the Plaza, Santa Fe, NM.

Monday, July 25, 2011

koru #215

More fabric, this one purchased at Jo-Ann Fabrics in San Mateo, CA.

Come to think of it, it looks like it wouldn't be too hard to make it myself...

Sunday, July 24, 2011

koru #214

This one comes from my mom: Chateau Cupertino entry window embellishment.

koru #213

Spiral-decorated beach umbrella, Santa Cruz, CA. Zoom in to see the pattern.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

koru #212

Glass sculptures at TJ Maxx in San Mateo, CA (taken 7/22).

Thursday, July 21, 2011

koru #211

Koru-curled Ps, Paramount Pictures poster, family room, Belmont, CA.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

koru #205

Embossed leather belt with agate buckle made by Grandpa Blum (the buckle, not the belt). Buckle is dated 3/25/84, Seattle Washington.

koru #203 and 204

Okay, I'll admit it... I did not capture a koru on July 13th. I can blame the fact that I was traveling, but I've traveled before, so let's just skip the excuses and move on to the two I snapped on July 14th on the window of the San Carlos, CA Trader Joe's. You'll need to look closely to see the spiral in the sun, but it's in there.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

koru #202

This one comes from my friend Kim. Sago Palm fronds uncurling, Berkeley, CA. Thanks, Kim!

Monday, July 11, 2011

koru #201

Okay, one last Folk Art Market post, this one from Kyrgyzstani artist
Erkebu Djumagulova.

One little curly koru sheep... two little curly koru sheep... zzzzzzz

koru #200

This is actually yesterday's koru but thanks to the crashing of the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market website, I wasn't able to get the artist info until today. This absolutely gorgeous piece of jewelry was created by Serzhan Bashirov of Kazakhstan. I wish I had photographed more of his stuff because much of it included spiral motifs including a ring I nearly bought but didn't because I just don't ever wear rings.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

koru #199

This morning I went to my first-ever Santa Fe International Folk Art Market. All I can say is holy cow! There was so much amazing stuff there, many of which featured koru patterns including this carved gourd by Bertha Medina from Peru. And that other guy on the gourd looked a little familiar himself...

Friday, July 8, 2011

koru #198

My friend Ed sent me these lovely virtual cupcakes from the Lavender Bakery for my birthday. I bet they are just as delicious as they are beautiful. Thanks, Ed!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

koru #197

Tonight I had dinner with my friend and amazing cook, Suzanne. She was wearing the coolest skirt. Here, for your viewing pleasure, is a small piece of it .

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

koru #196

Beaded necklace pen holder, a gift from fellow intensive writer Armelie. So useful (and pretty).

koru #195

Here is another wonderful one from my parents' trip to Italy, a stone walk in Sicily.

Monday, July 4, 2011

koru #194

Happy Independence Day from Koru365!

koru #193

And from my friend John, a curled fern frond taken at Mainau's Schmedderlinghaus(butterfly house), Germany.I have been receiving a whole passel of korus in my inbox lately, and todays were all so cool I had a hard time deciding. Then I figured, when in doubt, don't choose, so here's a koru two-fer for a holiday weekend.

From my mom, a spiral staircase with spiral ironwork banisters taken at a hotel in Trento, Italy.

And from my friend John, a curled fern frond taken at the Schmedderlinghaus (butterfly house) in Insel Mainau, Germany.  Enjoy!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

koru #192

Okay, I hate to do this to you but I found one of the coolest koru images around. Unfortunately it's copyright protected so you're just going to have to click the link to see it. Sure I could have emailed her and asked for permission, but when you see it you will understand why I just could not wait.

Drumroll please..........

Koru Pizza

Seriously, go check it out. It has the recipe and everything. :) And maybe if you're really good, I'll post a bonus guest koru later. Enjoy!

Friday, July 1, 2011

koru #191

Maori carved shell necklace belonging to poet Ann Filemyr who I met last night at a poetry reading. She purchased the piece in New Zealand from a traditional Maori artist.