Well actually she is vigilant. Times are troubled. It was good to get the white limelock sealer on and paint the eyes and beak, see her come alive… And to sit inside her head and rest awhile. And to carve the spiral and bird and sunflower at the ends of the wall. Also the sign under her beak – ferrocement works well for signs too – won’t rot, is cheaper than signboard and very strong…
Names that have been mooted to go on the sign: The Flying Ark; Dove’s Rest, Be Here Now…
The archetypal power of the dove and ark are there, but they are non-threatening and friendly, and lots of people – even locals! – have approved by thumbs up or toots as they passed, or by actually stopping. A little boy and his dad yesterday had a look in the head too, and the boy climbed up and heard the echo..
now, of course, the Ark needs repainted. Maybe white with green or blue trim… Then the front rooms to be converted to retail space for Jenny’s fashion and my jewellery, and maybe other things too…
Well I apologise for the long delay. Here is the sign I’ve finally got up for the front of the STORY ARK, Kaiwaka, where I live and work.
Here it is, in case you are passing through Kaiwaka, Northland, New Zealand
It’s just across from Cafe Eutopia,
Café Eutopia (Photo credit: Albert Freeman)
where I still hope to finish the building one day. Meanwhile, I am just this wizard for hire, to earn a few shekels by being (manically) creative for you, or if you prefer as I do, helping YOU to be more creative and free than you might believe possible.
I will be using the ‘flow rainbow’ (see www.flowrainbow.com) and the Tree of Life process diagram to elucidate the process of all creation and development, and giving you your own personal profiling so you see where you naturally ‘fit’ within the spectrum of culture – your own ‘flow zone’ where you are naturally successful. Plus there will be a menu of my book services (limited edition, POD, carved edge, etc), ebook uploading, ferrocement building and sculpting, and much more!
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