Friday, June 12, 2009
Lovely Meta- PCCMMR
Meta: ...if you're hungry, rhymes with pita;
think bananas, it's Chiquita;
dirty books, oh, that's Lolita.
Meta Strick is a dear woman with a razor wit and phenomenal talent. I met her quite a few years ago at another retreat and I felt a bond with her.
I found out at PCCMMR that she felt the same. It is so nice to have validation on feelings and emotions.
I have to this day met very few people that have impacted my life in such a short time. She did.
You know, I am happy to say, the older that I get, that there are more that impact me in a positive way than don’t. I am going to pat myself on the back for drawing wonderful people in to my life now. I am so grateful.
At the other retreat Meta painted a woman’s face with Piñatas for me on clay that was crap, to put it mildly…LOL! No names need to be mentioned, eh? I broke the piece on my way home (it was even packed well) and I was distraught.
I was so happy when the retreat coordinators told me that Meta was going to be there.
And though I have changed very much (She hasn't) since the time I saw her last, she remember me and I saw actual joy in her eyes to see me. I hope she saw that in mine, because I was very happy to see her.
I also have another woman painted on a strong enough clay to handle the alcohol in the Piñata inks. The inks tend to, if painted in this way, to dry out the clay and make it more brittle.
Here she is: I am so happy to have her back in my life again.
ISN'T SHE GORGEOUS? I LOVE HER!!!!
She didn't break on the way home either.
And we promised to stay in touch this time.
Meta taught classes at the retreat you can read about them here. Scroll to the bottom.
Another thing Meta said at the PCCMMRetreat that made an impression on me with all of the others is. When asked how she stays so young,
“I dye my hair and don’t act my age” What a code to live by.
Love you Meta!
I forgot to add that Meta paints these on to raw clay and then bakes them in the oven.