About this Course
This is just a fun and simple soulful Make-to-Mend project to beautify your garden spaces! Accessory-as-Medicine for the outdoors! Spheres symbolize wholeness, completeness, infinity, acceptance, equality and unity. No point on a sphere is nearer or farther from the center than any other point on the sphere.
From wikipedia: Hypertufa is an anthropic rock made from various aggregates bonded together using Portland cement. Hypertufa is intended as a manufactured substitute for natural tufa, which is a slowly precipitated limestone rock; being very porous, it is favorable for plant growth. Hypertufa is popular for making garden ornaments, pots and landforms. Hypertufa is relatively light compared to terracotta or traditional concrete and can withstand harsh winters. It was invented for use in alpine gardens which formerly used antique animal watering troughs, which became rare and expensive.
About the instructor
i am a savage, moody garden and the queen of wild things.
i am feral, ambrosial and strange.
i am an oracle talisman inscribed with healing and transformation. I come from my placental ancestors, I do not walk alone.
i am the wild Seeker, close with Mother Nature, the haunted Huntress, the sacred Gatherer, the magic Forager, the enchanted Mystic, the vagabond Wanderer.
i am the visionary behind Make-to-Mend, Cauldron & Hive, and Smashing Rubbish - three creative expressions of my passion for healing, transformation, beauty, creativity and good ol' vintage junk!
i am fueled by the belief that the practice and act of Making is a catalyst for Mending and unfurling personal growth. i hope every women will thread her needle with soul sinew and stitch her own wild and free nature into her mending, marveling at their own beauty all the while.
i am a community centered herbalist, a beekeeper, a mama, a beloved, a clay-slinger, a thread-banger, a sister-keeper, a daughter of the earth.
i believe in the fingerprint of the Maker as a holy and perfect mark.
i believe in the conscious creatives, the cosmic muse and the expansive divine feminine.
i believe in you, and your creativity, and your magical gifts and your making, and your mending, and your healing, and perfectly imperfect you!
You will need:
- A bucket or wheelbarrow to mix your recipe in
- A garden shovel or hand shovel to mix your recipe up
- Access to water nearby, preferable and outdoor hose with sprayer nozzle
- The aggregates: peat moss and perlite
- Portland cement
- A measuring container - I use a large yogurt container
- Second-hand spherical light fixtures for your molds
- Protective gloves
- A dust/respiratory mask
- Shop rags and a knife
- Protective eye wear
- Grubby clothes to wear
- (OPTIONAL) Cooking spray, Olive oil or vaseline for quick release (note: I don't use these things)
- A drop cloth for unmolding
- A hammer and/or rubber mallet for unmolding
- Heavy duty leather gloves for unmolding
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