Wood and ceramics arts thriving. Stella does a lot of work sculpting ceramics and Woody does various crafts in wood, etc. See our photo gallery and search under their names.
The hammock shop calendar tradition. Every month a (random, by signup) community member volunteers to make a new page for our shop wall calendar. This tradition has continued for many years. There've been some amazing much-praised creative efforts (and one controversial enough for members to request that month's page be covered from public view!). The Jan 2003 calendar had a movable sledding santa and pop-open windows for each day of the month with short sayings. Created by Heather. [Jan 2003.]
Moving through the yearly cycle: Many friends and family members joined us for our recent festivities to celebrate the New Year of the Gregorian calendar. Activities included a kids' performance of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, an excerpt from the upcoming Twin Oaks-modified production of Little Hammock Shop of Horrors, a coffeehouse featuring the talented performances of many of our members, a New Year's Eve yoga class, the Temple of Oracles, the Black and White Ball (big band music, colour-themed wardrobe encouraged), a quiet party, a kids party with fireworks at midnight, and of course an all-out rock-n-roll dancefest. New Year's Day featured a polar-bear dip in our pond, and annual Members Room Tour. [8 Jan 03]
A new webstore has opened offering products made by crafters at Twin Oaks and other intentional communities. At launch communitymade.com offers for online sale Cleo's quilts (sample below) and products made by community members at Tekiah, Acorn, Earthaven and We'Moon Land. [8 Jan 03.]
Sauna. Lynn and crew have been working steadily on the new sauna by the pond.
[Jan 9, 2003.]
Drought report. A few months of abnormally high rainfall have now ended our soil moisture deficit though the deep water table probably needs years yet to recover. We had to hand dig potatoes as the soil was too wet to use the tractor digger. [Dec '02]
International Flavor: During the year 2002 Twin Oaks welcomed participants in our Three-Week Visitor Program from various parts of the world including Canada, Germany, South Korea, Norway, Russia, and Spain. [7 Nov 02]
Gwen born to Thea and Tom. [Oct 16, 2002.]