William and Viola Welsch
have traveled extensively
throughout Mexico seeking
artisans to represent.
William spent his formative
years growing up in Mexico
City and therefore speaks
This Mexico connection
naturally led to the study of
Mesoamerican history and
the Maya. Jose Arguelles
and John Major Jenkins
served as an introduction.
Then, after reading Ian Xel
Lungold, Carl Johan
Calleman and Bruce
Scolfield, they were hooked.
Viola pasted together a
Calendar so they could
physically move each
Number and Day Glyph
everyday and look at it
during the day.
Copyright 2007 by William and Viola Welsch
This reminded them of the Sacred Energies connecting all life and to act or plan
accordingly. Needless to say, a life of synchronicities and coincidences began to
follow. It's been an adventure and one they are now happy to pass on to others.
About the Artist
Judith Ann Griffith grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania where she combined her
love of drawing with exploration of the countryside surrounding her home. As a
child, her interaction with the natural world gave her a sense of security, wonder
and belonging that continues to inspire all her work. Eventually she moved to
Arkansas and established Waterfall Studio at Ninestone Land Trust. Judith and her
husband Don Matt co-founded Ninestone, which permanently protects the unique
beauty of 414 acres of diverse Ozark habitat.
Judith has created watercolor and gouache illustrations for privately commissioned
paintings, for publishers such as Sunrise Greetings, Seed Savers Exchange and
others; designed tableware, home decor products, collectible Santas and
one-of-a-kind stained glass windows for private homes and churches. She also
illustrated The Land of the Blue Flower, a children's book written in 1909 by Frances
Hodgson Burnett. When she is not painting, Judith tends their organic gardens,
writes, watches birds and hikes with their dogs Sophie and Gandalf.
I was very honored when Viola & William asked me to
illustrate their calendar based on drawings of the
original carved stone day glyphs. Their research was
fascinating & in depth, the project inspired by the
desire to present an alternative view to assist in
understanding our past, present & future. A modern
day co-creation with ancient mythology that asks us all
to be conscious stewards of the great shift occurring
within our beautiful & precious world.
May you use it well.
Blessings & Balance,
Judith / Indigo
Copyright 2006 Judith Ann Griffith