A Felted Life

In the community of merry makers I have the privilege of leading, we have been felting knitted bowls. It is a fairly simple, yet interesting process to felt the "fabric" of what you have knitted and to watch it become the thing you were aiming for, or perhaps become something else entirely. Much like placing … Continue reading A Felted Life

The Woven Way

From where I sit, walking the treadles, threads reach out in front of me...a long narrow path, open to possibility, unknown, undiscovered. Rolled up underneath this path is what I wove yesterday. I can't see it. I try to remember the colors and textures of days gone by. Some I remember vividly, others blur and … Continue reading The Woven Way

For Now

I say this quite frequently — For now, this will be fine. For now, this is good. I’m ok with it this way, for now. Two little words that carry a ton of meaning. FOR. There is purpose wrapped up in these three letters. Intention, will, focus and offering. This is FOR you. I do … Continue reading For Now

Not Giving Up

A couple of years ago, I had this idea... It was big. A bit unwieldy. Not altogether formed in my mind. Such are the beginnings of many ideas that traipse through my head and heart. Some of them stick around. Some of them don’t. This one did. The idea just needed the Covid shutdown to … Continue reading Not Giving Up

Focus

It is a truth, which I’ve experienced numerous times, that when help is needed, help is offered. This happens in a variety of ways, on so many levels in both my personal life and my creative life, which I see more and more are intricately entwined and cannot be separated from one another. For months … Continue reading Focus

Attention

In the middle of November I started to draw what was happening in my head. Well, it wasn’t only in my head. Some of the ideas that flutter around in my head come through my hands, or at least get started to see if they want to be fully birthed. Not all of the ideas … Continue reading Attention

Twist

I've been mulling over, spinning 'round in my head and heart, a thought. I don't know if I read it somewhere, or if it just floated into my head like a bit of woolly fluff. It's one of those thoughts that brings both a sigh and solace. It winds and weaves its way into the … Continue reading Twist

The Gift of Weaving

Over the years of drawing & painting, knitting & crocheting, I have found insight and wisdom for daily living in and through the process of these endeavors. Much like trail markers, they offer direction and assurance for whatever I'm needing at the time, and they guide me in my personal life. Weaving is no exception. … Continue reading The Gift of Weaving

A Week of Blind Sight

“Art does not reproduce what we see. It makes us see.” ~ Paul Klee Seven days. One week. The length of a nice vacation or a hike on the Appalachian Trail. Each and every day of creating marks on 10" x 10" Fabriano Artistico watercolor paper, felt like a blind endeavor. I am not trained … Continue reading A Week of Blind Sight

Process vs. Progress

I am a process girl! Yes, indeed...I love to delve into the methods, the whys and wherefores of making, the steps (or lack of)  to creating, the slow path of stitching, the zen of painting, and the mindfulness of drawing. This is where my writer self gets all excited. To even attempt to put into … Continue reading Process vs. Progress