Walnut Room this way

Walnut Room this way

Friday, December 26, 2014

The Studio is Open: Hickory Ridge Studio

 I admire women, whatever their talents.  I especially admire those women who make things with their hands.  Hickory Ridge Studio is a showcase for a woman who makes things with her hands. (No, that is not Lana weaving a rug, but I am certain she could if she wanted to.)  Weaving rugs and hangings is one of the ways the indigenous women of South Africa provide for their children--they found a niche (i.e., tourists will buy weavings) and meet the need in a way that is mutually beneficial.  I think a lot of women do that.

Rather, these photographs are a virtual gift to Lana to say thanks for the recipes (especially that apple skillet cake!), jewelry ideas, photographs of lovely sunsets and sunrises, meeting your horses, and a tour inside some of the buildings in your neck of the Mississippi woods.
 She cooks, bakes, invents recipes, makes jewelry, sews, quilts, paints, does photography, all whilst working full time and taking care of a toddler who clearly has inherited her mama's independent spirit.
And, she loves tractors.  You have to admire a woman who loves tractors.  Keep on cooking, baking, inventing, nurturing your artistic talents, and nurturing that little baby girl--who has a great role model for her future years!  Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year.


Lana Pugh said...

Thank you so much. :) I'm trying to get my day started at work and am teared up honestly. Thanks being being a friend and a reader.

Suzassippi said...

You are most welcome!