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To Russia with (my) Love
Tomorrow my husband leaves for Russia. He will be gone for 2 weeks. In the 20+ years we have been together this will be the longest and furthest we have been apart.
He is going to Russia as part of the Fort Ross/Kashaya Expedition marking the 200th anniversary of the 1st Russian settlement in the continental USA - which just happens to be in our neck of the woods. Sus (hubby) will be traveling with 24 other people to St. Petersburg, Moscow and Tot'ma (the home town of the founder of Fort Ross). As the executive director of the Gualala Art Center, Sus is representing our local art community and traveling with some descents of the "first artists" of the area. Part of the reason for this trip is for the Kashaya (native American Pomo tribe) to see and identify artifacts and artwork that was taken back to Russia when the fort was disbanded - over 150 years ago. They will be touring museums, meeting with dignitaries, participating in a parade, and doing home stays while in Tot'ma.
He was trying to figure out what gifts he should bring with him. The idea of tote bags came up and immediate we thought of the Green Bag Lady. We called Teresa and she sent us some Silent Stumps Sateen bags as well as some other solid bags that we could screen print the Gualala Arts logo on. Teresa ROCKS! In less than a week we had the screen printed bags. Tomorrow they make they voyage overseas.
I can't tell you how happy these bags make me! The trilogy of Green Bag Lady + Gualala Arts + Harmony Art = BIG LOVE.
I hope the Russians like (and use) them and I hope Sus gets home safely with lots of good stories to share.
9/5/2012 02:43:19 pm
Those bags + that logo = priceless!!!
9/5/2012 03:41:43 pm
I went to Russia for a month as part of a youth group representing Fort Ross in 1991. It was beautiful and something I will never forget. Here is to safe travels!
9/6/2012 03:03:44 am
Hi Harmony. I am the one blessed with the lovely fabric for writing my thankful list! The people were so beautiful. The coup happened just months after I returned. I know it changed things tremendously for the people, and my understanding was not in a good way. It will be a great experience and I am sure he will cherish it for the rest of his life. Make sure to learn "please" and "thank you" in Russian. They are the 2 most important words!
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