Sunday, November 2, 2008

More about me

My interest have always revolved around home and simple living. This was my play as a child and  has been my work as  an adult. I am a 47 year old mother of a grown child and a child still at home. Living around and amongst beauty has always been paramount to my life. When most people my age were concentrating on careers, I was planting gardens and learning about foraging for wild foods.  Throughout the years I planted many gardens both professionally and for my family and co-designed 4  homes in New York's Hudson Valley. It was only in coming to New Mexico and building with adobe, cob  and earthen plasters and paints that I  began to feel fully encaged and cable in the structural aspects of the building process. Unlike conventional building methods and materials adobe and earth building allows you to control the rhythm of the process and involve very few if any power tools. For a woman with children  and with concerns broader than what  is right in front of me,  this method of building is perfectly suited.  This is not to say I haven't been  dependent on my partner John Corcoran, an individual completely competent in all aspects of building, but for me I have taken a great leap in my abilities and independence in discovering earth building. 

1 comment:

scott said...

Hi Liza-
I love your new site and home and look forward to seeing it evolve and being closer in touch. Congrats. I have my own weblog in development at http://www.deepcraft.org
xo Scott