Where life takes one seems pretty random but one this is for sure - if you are true to yourself, you end up crossing paths with kindred spirits wherever you roam. Our adventures in Carlsbad, NM this past year brought into our lives a number of great new friends including a wonderful couple who are immersed in arts, gardening, etc.
Jennifer first got to know Margaret Barry via the Carlsbad Fiber Arts Guild and we quickly became friends with both Margaret and her husband, John. Margaret and John are dripping with artistic talent, making a living by creating art - Margaret as a fiber artist and John as a potter and woodworker.
John makes ocarinas (a type of whistle) as well as tongue drums - both of which can be viewed and purchased here.
Here's a collage of pics of John at work in his studio:
Here's a pic of Margaret and Jennifer skirting wool (with a little help from Maddie on the chair and Wiley next to Margaret):
Here's a pic of the ocarina I bought from John even before I knew him...
...and here's a photo of the beautiful tongue drum they gave us when we left Carlsbad:
We feel very lucky to have such vibrant friends!