Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Turtle Tchotchke Tuesday

A buffalo and turtle by Molly Heizer.
The underside of the buffalo tells their stories.

The note that came with them tells more:

Respect the Earth

The Buffalo and the turtle teach us to respect the Earth and what she offers us or we may loose it. 
The Buffalo holds the power to bring cold weather, good health, good crops and a plentiful harvest. He teaches us to honor what we have. He teaches us to honor what we have or we may loose it. He shows us to let nature flow at her own pace. He is a symbol of prosperity and plenty. 
The Turtle teaches us to slow down and take time to appreciate the world. He shows us that we cannot walk away from what we do to the Earth just as the turtle cannot walk away from her shell. He is a symbol of strength, patience, endurance, stability and protection from war.
You might remember another turtle we have by Molly Heizer.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Turtle Tchotchke Tuesday

Some hooks from Poss (thanks, Poss!).
I still need to figure out a place to put them.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Turtle Tchotchke Tuesday

A tile by DeeDee Coppedge from the San Diego Potters' Guild shop in Balboa Park's Spanish Village.

(The brown one on top...the green one you've seen before!)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Turtle Tchotchke Tuesday

A mask from Indonesia.
From the gift shop in the United Nations Building in Balboa Park.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Turtle Tchotchke Tuesday

A turtle within a turtle from India.
You can see the inside turtle's eye peeking out but you can't really see that it is attached to another turtle.

So, I thought and animated view of the turtles might let you see inside (much like seeing the other side of a picket fence as you're driving past it). But it doesn't help. But here it is anyway!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Turtle Tchotchke Tuesday

An apron from Peggy and Michele.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Turtle Tchotchke Tuesday

A blanket brought by Poss and the girls on an earlier visit.
Jerry got it out for Poss and Mei last week. I had forgotten about it.