and still taking
tours of the place.
Gonna be here four
weeks & even then
I'm guessing we won't
see it all. With several
buildings and a lot of land,
Strawbale Studio both
and goes deep in rich detail, as
with this eagle armrest sculpted
into the bench of a large rocket stove
in the Red
Shed, our primary work studio.
I had the afternoon off and though it was
I opted to work on my junk and took a
much needed nap.
There's more to this
residency than just learning sustainable
techniques. The whole process is
collaborative and consensus driven,
with an emphasis on nonviolent
communication (NVC), a concept and
approach that's new to me. (Hey! I'm from
New York, so shut the fuck up!)
Ha ha, just kidding. The basic idea so far
as I understand it is to listen to others
through the frame of trying to discern the
deeper needs behind what they're saying.
These ten assumptions are
a concise articulation of why there's hope