Wednesday, August 22, 2012
2 2 Tents, 15 Tables/Chairs delivered-Set-up
5++ Early Campers arrive: Laurie Burnham, David Hughes, Rich Pillar,
Nancy Krim, Frankie/KimVergil, Linda Roehler, Matthew Fallon (by bus)
Thursday, August 23 Swap of Materials Starts
ARRIVING: Jim and Mary Caufield, David Wiener, Riva Weinstein,Brian Schorn, Shekinah/Michelle+Helena and Noa, Laurie Seeman, Andrea Colman, , Jennifer, Duncan,
Persie Naylor, Nick Zungoli, David Horton, Becca Tucker, Jan Shuter, Mark,
Peter Marchetto, Molly Stanton, Ginger/Fred Schmidt, Adam and Addison Hamer
9 Sign-In on 30' of paper with Black Dirt Markings-like this
10 CardMaking as an EcoSpiritual Activity 1, Dan Mack
11 Earth-Cob Oven Building Matthew Fallon -->
Tracking and the World in Fox Scat, David Wiener
12 Lunch, Community Food
1 Opening Circle of Life Ritual, David Hughes
3 Transparency Stars: geometric folding Shekinah/Michelle
6 Jessica/Adam's Supper:Sesame Noodles, Chicken Curry, Kale Salad
8-10 Fire and Images by David Hughes, Brian Schorn, Kim Vergil
Friday, August 24
Arriving: Hannah Maxwell, Cynthia Fletcher, Sona Mason
8 Dream Group "If this were MY Dream..."
9:30 Fire Circle/Comments:Developing peripheral Imaginal Vision
Duncan: "You all seem just a few years older than me."
10 Card Making:an EcoSpiritual Activity2
Earth Oven Building continues It's cured and almost ready to bake
Making Lunch with Adam
11 Gyrokinesis, Hannah Maxwell
12:30 Adam's Lunch: chili/cornbread
1:30 WindWandMaking Demo, Rich Pillar
3 Field Trip to Seligman Center/Pine Sawmill/Black Dirt
6 Adam and Jessica's Supper: Pizza and Beet Salad
7:30 View from The Hill; Bull Roarers/WindWands
8:30 Images: Michelle Henkin++ , Fire till 1am
Satyrday, August 25
Arriving: Don Moss, Joanna Dickey, Mike Jamison
Earth Oven has cured and ready to bake!
Bananna Braed and other breads were baked in this adobe oven
8 Dream Group "If this were MY Dream..."
9 FireCircle/Comments by woodlanders: Gifting, Money, "Personal
Invasives"; Models of Indirect Influence
11 Ink painting with wetland grasses, Laurie Seeman, Joanna Dickey
"Workshop WITH, not about, these grasses!" using The Magiscope!
Pigments freshly found and ground from stream rocks
Marbled Nail Polish workshop, Lizzie Colman
12:30 Adam and Jessica's Lunch: Soup and Salad
2 Troll and Fairy Structures, Spirit Houses: why and how Jim/Dan
Making the WindWands, Rich Pillar
3 Polymer Clay Jewelry, Molly Stanton
Clay monoprint demo/discussion, Victoria Mowrer
Land Art Projects in the Woods: Sona, Lizzie, Noa, Eden and Addy
6 Jessica and Adam's Supper: Pulled Elk,Wasabi Slaw and Molasses Beans
Elk from Tom and Kendra James
8 TwigMan ReBurns Mary Caufield ignites;
8:30 Images: Dan Mack, Laurie Seeman, Don Moss, Matthew Fallon
Sunday, August 26
8:30 Pochuck Boardwalk Tour, Linda Roehler
Objects Made during the Gathering on display in Pavilion
2 Dan's Studio. Teri Mack's Peach and Blueberry Cobbler
when the scheduled events were not quite right, there were tablesfull of
Self-Directed Anytime Activities...
Light guidance available, just ASK
Using rusted objects and juicy natural materials on fabric and T-Shirts
Re-Purposing pulpy materials.
Sound-Making: Rich has materials/tools for Bull Roarers and Wind Wands
Making Trophy Chairs- materials/tools available (Michelle and Laurie made Little Chairs)
Off-Site Field Trips 15 minutes away
Botanical field trip to the Pochuck Boardwalk in Vernon.
Kurt Seligman Homestead, Sugar Loaf, NY: spiral sculptures
We found churt in the nearby creek bed; Rich knapped some off
Costs: $50/day programs, $30/night camping, $7/campmade meal
What people brought:
Personal eating utensils, plates, etc
Natural Materials to share
Skills to share in a "demonstration" format
Objects/Intentions for Twigster before the Release/Burn
"Be Kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle"
Gettting more Masculinity into Mother Earth:
Adam/Matthew: Earth Ovens and Fire Cooking
The challenges of the gift economy: Adam's Gift of Cooking
LARPING: Duncan says: Woodlanders are Larpers:
trying out new identities to help with their transitions
Food making and sharing as primal community building
Haiku is the undertheme for the whole gathering
Domination/Submission Demo, Dogs Alice and Maggie May
**Does this Alternative Event Planning model, called Sensitive Chaos,
for the Gathering feed us well enough?
or should we try more formal, a la carte, extra money, 2-hour product-oriented workshops like we did in earlier years with Bonnie Gale and like the Wisconsin Gathering does?
Hmm maybe the hardcore making event happens every other year as Teri Mack suggested;
or maybe it happens at another Gathering. I'll be talking soon with the Adirondack Folk School... and we protect the Warwick Gathering as a Place for Grazing.
Sona recalls the "barbershop quartet of coyotes in the wee hours"
Saved and Ready for August 2013:
Practicing Surrealism: fumage, grattage, collage, frottage
Altars! Aren't we all making altars all the time?
Stone Stacking and other anonymous art presntations
Stone Cairns in Creek at Fuller Mt Preserve on Bowen Rd
Body as the source of design and measurement
Mandala in memory of Hurricane Irene
Woodlanders as Widsdom Carriers: David Sobel's Work
Woodlanders as Community Builders: Nuevo Durango
Molly Stanton offered to do a FireWalk..
Making Charcoal. (hmmm are these one workshop?)