YES. I know....

The Spring Equinox is long past & STILL I haven't updated this schedule page!
Really haven't known what to write...
until last night, when I was considering a younger girlfriend's tilework--

over-the-top art beyond complexity!

The view suddenly widened to include my sons, other spirit children,
all flailing away at what drives them, compels them...
& it came to me for the umpteenth time that I no longer have that compulsion,
that irresistible inpouring of ideas, forms, colors
which for decades would stagger me with its urgency, with its intrigue,
with its insistence to be interpreted into the material realms.

And... now... THIS. IS. OKAY.

You know what an epiphany is, right?-- a realization that strikes out of the blue,
and is simple to the point of DUH... even embarrassingly simple:

I realised that my Magnum Opus is complete.

I started it when we moved to the back of a valley in Oregon, 1990:
Twenty years at Eugene OR Saturday Market,
first Saturday in April to just before Christmas, virtually evry week
with a boothful of garments, felt hats & animal helmets, sculptured wool figures,
my workbooks--

whatever whim dictated from the full rainbow of colors~
weddingdresses, the whole wedding party, conducting ceremonies
(I've been ordained since 1998, my own Church of the Open Forest)...

instructing needlefelting all over the place to all levels & sorts of participants,
ten years as Artist-in-Residence for the county public schools;
on a larger scale I could mention the 7 wrecked-up or bare environments left behind--
which I brought into beauty, flowered, endowed with spirit of Place
& echoing with the voices of my growing children.

Of course those children themselves, my pride & joy...
Goddess only knows what else, looking back it's all a welter now~

It all ended when my husband passed on in 2011.

(Don't try this, but:) I HAD to leave.
Left our homestead behind, center of the family
my forest its moss & ferns and yews and middle-aged trees
my girlfriends, the Market where I was known, welcomed & understood
the sheep, my chickens & rabbits, my DOG


About now, now I am coming back to myself.
It's been a long hard & tearful road.
Tears still come too easily
But hey... my Lucky Star has shone the whole time
I am among dear friends in a safe & lovely little place with DIRT a necessity!!
gardens, orchard, lots to do, a backlog of projects to keep me around
while I figure out what the hell to do NEXT

Have about 4 Plan B's so I'M READY in case of another Major Shift...

but the problem is, moment by moment what to do OF SIGNIFICANCE
there are many loose ends that could be picked up and knitted together

no reason to do ANYTHING in particular--it's a vacuum waiting to be filled!

Still have another quartercentury on the planet.
How best? What most? Of course LOVE, but in what form?

I am listening.

Letcha know.



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Last fall I got back into my groove!
Now that the government is paying me to suck air
(thank you very much for my money back)
I am somewhat less motivated to overextend...

after a couple decades of majorly heavy output for Eugene Saturday Market
& then so very many other changes,

it is a relief to have space to find where the hey I am currently AT!!

As Spring Equinox approaches, the rest of the year takes form--

Most weekdays I am over at
Artisan Alley Alliance
behind Main St. at the back of the city parking lot,
over 3 hills in Ferndale CA
working with threads & fibers...
just one of the guys in a group of potters, glass artists & woodworkers,

in whose media I am also dabbling.

We've been front page of the Ferndale Enterprise souvenir edition this past year,
the happening place in town!
You'll have to hunt a bit to find us but our creations are worth the search~~

Currently working up a gabble of trolls, a school of mermaids, a chitter of elves for table centerpieces at the Danish convention in Ferndale, midApril.

Looking at the likelihood of posting my gear on Etsy. A spirit daughter is setting up a site, I'll let you know soon as it materializes!

I travel with Jah Med,
which handles psych & medical response for the big music festivals in No CA.
I am a resource for alternative medicine, the Chief Engineer's Right Hand Woman, & Camp Hostess.

I'm riding pillion with Humboldt AmVets Riders Chapter 96,

their titular widow & functioning secretary...
We fold the flag at memorials for veterans' families

& work in support of veterans.
It is one thing to know of someone's life partner passing;
to experience that puts one deeply in touch with the heart of another new to this event.
I hold this space.

Find me at the following events as well, in different levels of involvement:

Redwood Run
Riverview Ranch, Piercy CA

Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
Mendocino County Fairgrounds, Boonville CA

Reggae on the River
French's Camp south of Garberville CA

Burning Man
in the Nevada desert outside of Gerlach
LampLighter Village
corner of Rod's Road & 5:30

look for the 1973 GMC rv in guise of a locomotive!

I was Star Granddaughter at my grandmother's retrospective at the Museum of Nebraska Art. They made a video, you could watch it at
Look for the title
Eulabee Dix, & play it on your itunes.

A collexion of my work'll be on display at

Art & Old Things

I'll be hanging the show
Basically, it'll be a range of items I had at
Saturday Market in Eugene OR
If we have a sunny Friday rafter that
I'll pull the show & haul my gear down to the Farmers' Market,
center of town in Garberville CA, 10am-3pm

It's the Garberville Farmers' Market

This has been SUCH A RELIEF...
 I was getting kind of BACKED UP on the CREATE end of things,
with no outlet for my work.
Produxion is the basis of morale, yknow, so I'm feeling expansive again!
I'll be there once or twice a month--
if you'd like a notice of WHEN, email me
& I'll put you in the group reminder list!

So there's how matters stand, for the nonce~

Yes YES, 2 more workbooks are still on the back burner--

HEADGEAR: Felted & Knitted Outrageousness
Felt Folk by the Hollow Parts Method

Hoping to run into you here or there around the planet.
'Til then... much love & huggs over the airwaves!

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