Adventuring I will go!!

In February I am headed to Vietnam to explore the wonderful craft villages of the north.  We will be there to see the wonderful silk weaving and rattan weaving along with the silver and gold jewelry and leaf spreading.  I will explain what that is when I know.  We will also visit the village known for mother or pearl inlay and the one known for lacquer furniture.  There seems to be a village devoted to almost everything.....corn wine anyone? Gem stones?  I want to see those orange pearls! I am hoping to find some very interesting materials to include in my mixed media pieces.  And..inspiration....I will find that for sure!
Photos to follow......
This is my trip on the great wooden boat on the Mekong! It was just the two of us with lounge chairs, fresh search of the floating market!

Also.....we will be eating....and my plan is to learn all about Vietnamese cooking.  I have already ordered a cookbook. My friend Kathy tells me the food is wonderful and I believe her.  Maybe food collages??? Who knows??


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