Monday, March 10, 2008


“I am you; you are ME. You are the waves;
I am the ocean. Know this and be free, be divine.”

- Sri Sathya Sai Baba

A divine Goddess in my realm sent me a link to The Hyperbolic Crochet Reef Project because I am a parent of a child in a Waldorf School. Children in Waldorf Schools learn to knit in first grade. Rudolph Steiner, the founder of Waldorf Education, understood the profound value in working with the hands.

The Hyperbolic Crochet Reef Project at the Institute for Figuring is super cool! Imaginative and weaving the logical and creative spheres of the brain, in the same way that knitting does. They are using fractal “figuring” to crochet a reef! The site includes directions on how to participate as well as info on the traveling exhibit.
All you crochet-masters out there, get your needles ready.

On a different note, pun intended, the botanical perfumer has quite a number of essences in their palette that are considered “Oceanic”, also referred to as Marine, odors of the sea or seashore:
  • Choya - roasted sea shells
  • Seaweed
  • Chords of Amber, due to its odor similarity to Ambergris.
  • Lichen - Oakmoss absolute diluted way down.

Handmade items have such wonderful vitality. There is an organic, dynamic quality that is unsurpassed....especially knowing that it was crafted by an individual from organic materials. No Borg! What’s Borg, ah, you must not be a “Treky” if you are asking this question. The Borg are a group of organic and synthetic (cyborg) characters from Star Trek. There’s a terrific dialogue between the human Captain Jean Luc Picard and the cy-Borg Queen in the film First Contact.

The Hyberbolic Crochet Reef Project at The Institute for Figuring
Buy Handmade
Waldorf Education: History, Humanity, and Handwork
The Borg
Illuminated Perfume™

The photo above is by Alyssa Gorelick, "Crochet Coral and Anemone Garden" with sea slug by Marianne Midelburg.

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