Here’s vibe-ing Reiwa 2 / 2020 comes with some combination of full hearts, hearths, cradles, pockets, and postboxes as well as small museums, slow trains, free hugs and happy health. You are adored and appreciated.
xo from Dave and Ryoko at Tsuchida Cottage, Okayama
Grateful to those of you who gave me a place to sleep, a hug, answered the phone, rescued me, put up with me, let me send you postcards, reminded me of important things, told me I was useful, etc. in this past year.
May our gentle friendship revolution continue in perpetuity.
NYE plan: wash AND fold load of laundry, make some chickpeas in slow cooker, shower…
“Get on the Postcard Bus” – another handcrafted batch of greeting cards, this cohort featuring snapshots of my former beloved VW bus dubbed “the earth ship”.
Photos were snapped with a Lomo Sardine Can camera (cork covered) with expired 35mm film during a “reunion” with the bus after over a decade during which old pals and I reacquainted ourselves with the noble beast thru stories and inebriants.
The steed is now retired, painted majestically in a complete mural featuring various Grateful Dead-inspired motifs – including Jerry Garcia and a dancing bear at the “wheel”, dancing skeletons, curious creatures and psychedelic meanderings throughout – as lives as a sauna(!) & wedding altar at the Mangy Moose Lodge up Big Cottonwood Canyon outside Salt Lake City, run by the funnest couple Honi and Day-Glo Dave. They even presented me with one of the old keys of this beloved vehicle which I keep with me in my travel wallet.
The batch of cards were water-coloured, inked with fountain pen, photos glued, tender sentiments written inside, and mailed to dear folks worldwide with affection.
Oh and some of these photos were taken by @twillomusic – thanks!
While in “a redneck Brigadoon” Pe Ell visiting Hemp Ed, a healing me (dave) offers up New Year’s Day musings including encouragement for taking yourself beyond comfort zone and creating your finest work and digging into your essential self in 2014 while lounging in pyjamas and smoking robe.
Topics include: long saunas, exorcising demons, positivity, figuring oneself out, growing, evolving, reinventing, reflections on 2013, stories, notebook making, digging into archives, camaraderie of friends & co-workers, reflections of SXSW, sickness, gratitude, sharing sparks, plus Jamaica schemes of goat herding, banana porridge, and positivity, and personal revolutions to evolve yourself.
And a few reflections of what makes my core of arts and crafts which i’ll send out in exchange for your continued support and affection.
On Dec. 25th aboard a lake ferry on Kootenay Lake, DaveO offers thanks and greetings to friends and co-conspirators while recounting the highs and lulls of year past plus offers non-dogmatic greetings to all festive people.
On New Year’s Day, Uncle Weed takes a snowy ramble into the woods around Mt. Cypress encountering earnest tobogganists, snowshoe prints, and windswept Hollyburn cabins. Over a bowl of Purple Kush, he recounts tales of tasty ales, resolutions, cross country skiing, foreign expeditions, and personal documentation while remarking on the varieties of lichen and moss on the trees.
Atop snowy Grouse Mountain, high above Vancouver, Uncle Weed sparks a doob in the trees near log statues to bid happy Festivus! and Gouranga! to all sentient beings – plus declares unilateral support of partying on all manner of holidays.