Best Books About Treasure Hunting in 2022
Incredible Metal Detecting Discoveries: True Stories of Amazing Treasures Found by Everyday People
Metal Detecting: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Uncovering History, Adventure, and Treasure
How to Research for Treasure Hunting and Metal Detecting: From Lead Generation to Vetting
Penny Treasure: Complete Guide To Big $ Pennies Found In Change (Treasure Hunting Made Easy)
Buried Treasures You Can Find: Over 7500 Locations in All 50 States (Treasure Hunting Text)
Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship
Hunting LeRoux: The Inside Story of the DEA Takedown of a Criminal Genius and His Empire
Long Range (A Joe Pickett Novel Book 20)
Lost Treasures of American History
The Rock and Gem Book: And Other Treasures of the Natural World
Mandala Art Glass Plates
La Jolla Open Air Market is a mecca of capitalism, creativity, and the fruits, nuts, and veggies of California's agricultural abundance. I found treasure there. Again.
This isn't the first time I found treasure there. The La Jolla Open Air Market is a bastion of capitalism among the fruits and nuts of California's agricultural mecca. The Market opens every Sunday morning, rain or shine, year round. It's the proving ground for new business: recall, I found the cookie guys, Derek and Adam, starting up their brand new cookie business there. And the old stand-bys selling produce still sell their Fuji apples, even if one in the bushel has an 'orangatang.'
Summer brings out the creative produce of local artists at the Market. It was there that I discovered the artistry of a charming East Coaster cum San Diego native, Jo Thomas Blaine, and her mandala art plates. Drawn to the vibrant colors, her artistry stood out among the veggies and certainly among other crafty items offered in the myriad booths at the Market.
Drawn to the symmetry and point origin of the mandala design, Jo paints the repeating patterns in watercolor without mechanical duplication of the repeating design. Those patterns repeat 4 or 6 or 8 or 12 times, sometimes superimposed upon squares that repeat upon a 45-degree rotation.
I wanted to know...How do you hand paint the repeating pattern again and again so accurately? I don't know, I just do, she said. Jo admitted to making a template from time to time. What you get with Jo's designs are entirely original paintings-template or not-- on handmade papers. No Xerox copies or origami tissue folded to repeat the cut-out pattern like the paper snowflakes we made in third-grade art class.
Jo then takes the circular hand-painted mandala design and fuses it onto the bottom of a glass plate, showing the design through the plate. The back is sealed with a hard polymeric material, rendering the dish usable as dinnerware and completely washable by hand.
Jo's mandala art plates come in diameters of 9- and 10-inch dinner plates and 13-inch platters. A complete set constitutes a completely unique and artful gift for any special occasion. There's a winter wedding coming up in the family. I've just gotten an idea for a special present....from the same place-a farmers market in San Diego-where I've discovered capitalism, creativity, and treasure before.