Thursday, June 28, 2012

Lookey, lookey! Its me and Kristin!


I wouldn't have thunk it some years ago when I "met" Kristin online at her art blog while she was living in Germany that I would be standing outside of Lynn's Paradise Cafe in Louisville, Kentucky after sharing a meal with her and her family yesterday !  New Social Media is continuing the legacy of Old Social Media, the stoop, the telephone, the answering machine, 35mm cameras, snail mail, etc.  Kristin tapped me on my shoulder like we see each other every week when she first arrived and the conversation with her, and her husband and children went the say way...like we were picking up from where we left off the last time we shared a meal..  I like that...no, actually I love that about people...I even found myself trying to sell them on Louisville.  AND she placed icing on the cake at getting KARODA without me explaining how I arrived at it!!!!  I kinda suspected we would be a members of the same tribe but when she got that, we're now sitting on the same tribal bench.

I came home yesterday and caught up with Kristin's travels across the country on her blog...check it out, its fun reading.  Peter and I have often thought about doing such a thing when he retires...I like the idea of doing this when one's children are at the age that such a trip will impact their memories for a life time and hopefully shape their ideas and behaviors in a positive way.  

My time at the studio has been off due to Peter having a medical emergency but we have finally gotten some routine and balance so I'll be back but my hours will be sporadic.


7 comments:

  1. Hi Karen,
    Where does your nickname come frome, then?

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    1. It is from the first syllable of my first, middle and last name. Kristin just out of the blue asked me what was my middle name...she had already gotten the Ka and Da :) I often have been asked "what does your name mean?"

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  2. I did get the ka and the da bit myself, but the o was a mystery.
    oprah? :-)

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  3. well put about the New Media... as I type this, my son is visiting Amsterdam, staying with the sister of a fellow fiber artist whom I met through our blogs and an online cloth class. It still amazes me to think of it.

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  4. PS my version of your nickname would be Dealma. I kind of like it!

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    1. just could be a new form of pig latin :)

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