Meet Sanity Creek’s first horse! What a sweetie-pie. Like the unicorn, shy at first, but then showed us lots of sweet affection. We love this cutie!
Bernadette loves taking care of the garden, watching and playing in the rain to see her plants grow. When she wanted to learn piano, she taught herself. The sound of her music is like gentle rain. Since she began playing for her hydrangeas, their color is infinitely more vibrant than without the music. Her favorite color is orange! But purple matters, too: if it’s springtime and you can’t find her, she’s probably playing hide and seek with the hollyhocks or harvesting violets to make her favorite cake. Wait until you taste it!
(Bernadette will grace the silent auction at the Antioch School Gala! To read more about the event, check out Rebecca’s blog post.)
Una (The One Who Knows)
When Una was born, the tender green fiddleheads uncurled their scrolls to greet her. Though still young, she has searched across seasons for a simple way to feed more monkeys. Her sources of nourishment continue to expand. This is her gift to the world. Like the bones of hope that emerge each spring, Una knows the living-dying-living cycle is unceasing, and wondrous. (Una will be up for auction at the Antioch School Gala. For more information about this event, and this wonderful school, click here.)
Sanity Creek awakens!
What a long and fecund slumber! Soon, soon, the monkeys from Sanity Creek will be waking from their hiatus. Please do stay tuned.
The monkeys at CMCD
Here is a photo of the monkeys in the Emergency Department at the Childrens’ Medical Center of Dayton. The poem hangs on the wall beside them. Our family recently had cause to visit and be helped by the CMCD and it was so nice to have all the wonderful, kid-friendly art there. And the staff were wonderful.
Dayton Children’s Hospital and DVAC art partnership
There’s a really nice article here about the partnership between Dayton Children’s Hospital and DVAC. I’m proud to have Sanity Creek Sock Monkeys as part of the project. 🙂 More info on the next phase, and photos, soon.
Although Leopold, departmental supervisor, is one of the busiest monkeys at Sanity Creek, he is always dapper and ever-so-charming. He has raised the bureaucratic arts to an unattainable level, not merely due to the impressive height of his new desk. Papers and reports fly over the surface of his mind: to watch him in the archives is to watch a painter’s strokes, or a conductor’s baton
After witnessing the beauty of Leopold’s artistry, never again will the monkeys belittle office work. Without Leopold, we would be lost.
For more information about what’s happening at Sanity Creek, go to Rebecca Kuder’s blog.
Sanity Creek Sock Monkeys at Urban Handmade shop
Urban Handmade has opened a shop in Yellow Springs, Ohio. There you will find monkeys from Sanity Creek. Please stop by and say hello!
Van Owen and Petunia Grinberg
Van Owen is now residing alongside Petunia Grinberg in Seattle. How lovely that they can be together! All of us at Sanity Creek wish the two plenty of wonderful food and conversation, and very little rain.