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McCall Artist Connection
"Art in the Courtyard" of the Bistro 45,
Hotel McCall Garden Patio,
Multiple Annual Holiday Art Shows at the Shore Lodge, McCall, Idaho
Terrace Lakes Wine and Art Festival, Idaho
Roseberry Arts and Crafts Fair, Historic Roseberry, Idaho
Art in The Park, Richland, WA
Autum Equinox Herbalist Gathering Event
I presented a class at this event called:
Salmon river walking sticks
September 20 - 23, 2012
The workshop for 12 people was presented during the four day event.
Around the 17th or 18th century, a stout rigid stick took over from the sword. In addition to its value as a decorative accessory, it also continued to fullfill some of the functions of the sword as a weapon. Now it is a device to help keep your balance while crossing streams and traversing hillsides. It will reduce stress on back, knees, legs, and feet. When your bunkmate starts snoring, it will come in handy.
If you were Basque your walking stick would be called a Makhila and come from medlar wood. A rough Scottish stick would be called a Kebbie and an Irish stick called a shillelagh, with a hooked or knotted head (deadly). An Asian walking stick is made out of bamboo and called a Whangee, but if you wanted to take a walk about in Australia you would take your Waddy. We are going to call ours a “Salmon River Walking stick”.
She is going to use the Wabi-Sabi philosophy when we create our “Salmon River Walking Sticks”. We are going to embrace and create from the well-age sticks the river gives us, with all their scars, cracks and crevices.
Missy Guisto’s Studio – Lucile, Idaho