|From spring 2 scarves 2012|
Even if we are unhappy with our lives, it is often easier to stay where we are, instead of taking that first step forward. Every time that I sit down at the loom, the scarves ask me to take another step forward. I don't know where they are going to take me, I don't know what emotions I"m going to be asked to face, I just know that I have to move forward, I have to try, have to listen, and have to share.
Azul new that I was struggling, that I was tired, that I was doubting myself. That's why everything about her is blue. But in the end, she wasn't a sad scarf, she was a kind scarf, she understood where I was, she knew that I couldn't take a lot and so she gently conforted me. I am a tactile person, and being able to just sit and feel the yarn run through my fingers was incredibly soothing and calming.
Azul was the last of a grouping to come off of the loom, and normally the next step is to sew the magnets into them, but Azul said no. " you need to feel the yarn, put us aside, finish us later" And so I did, I redressed the loom and coninuted weaving. A whole week passed before I went back and completed the scarves, but there was such a soothing freedom in knowing that they would wait patiently. In knowing that at this moment I needed to weave, I needed to watch the new fabric emerge, and I needed to be able to hold all of this wonderfully soft fabric that I was creating.
Be flexible, be willing to do things differently than you did before, be open to change.
spring 2 scarves 2012