Weaving My Way into 2019

Let me squeeze under the wire and wish you a Happy New Year before this first month of 2019 ends!

I love that January feels like that reflective month when it’s OK to throw caution to the wind and change your mind, your direction and to question everything you’re doing.

I decided to set up my beautiful loom that I’ve had for years and neglected. I made a video to show you what I’m working on and to update you.

By the way, in a spectacular example of  “what was i thinking” the outcome of my weaving is this: I realized the moment I started weaving that it just does not give me the joy that painting and printmaking do. Also, I pulled my lower back in the process – even my body was saying ‘no’. It occurred to me that I had been in love with the idea of being a weaver, not with the actual task. This is BIG for me. It’s taken me decades to have that ‘aha’ moment. And now I realize that I can release my beloved loom into the world and pass her on to someone who will really care.
Contact me if you are interested in buying my Jack type loom, a Nilus LeClerc . It will handle a 45″ wide warp, has 4 heddles. Included is a warping mill, bobbin winder, shuttles and a leClerc maple bench. Replacement cost for the loom alone is over $4000.  (sold)

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If you haven’t had a chance to think about creative intentions for this year, and would like some help with it, here are a few online sites that have helped me and may help you too.

  1. Zen Habits presents a straightforward list of questions followed by rituals and structures to help shape the year.
  2. Susanna Conway generously creates a workbook each year called Unravel Your Year.  She presents a methodical way to assess last year and to plan the next.
  3. Jane Dávila created ‘Art Accountability, a facebook page that is “A professional network of artists who get. stuff. done. Weekly check-ins keep goals on track; resources and tips are shared”.

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones. ❤ Thanks for letting me share the adventure with you.

 

7 thoughts on “Weaving My Way into 2019

      1. That’s good to hear, Flora! It’s nice to think it’s going to someone who will use and love in ways that a master of their craft will – You did a good thing! 🙂

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  1. I thank you for greetings. I am happy to see your paintings and to hear of your life. We are old . Inge 87 and I 92 but not ill. To my 90. birthday I had 6 exhibitions in many towns with happy visitors. You see , that is my love and my good luck. Liebe Grüsse Wolfram und Inge

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    1. Liebe Wolfram und Inge, wir wünschen EUCH ein erfolgreiches, glückliches und gesundes neues Jahr. Wir sind sehr erfreut, Dich mit deinem Austellungen, Malerei und Druck so aktiv zu wissen. Wir sind auch älter geworden (68) 🙂 Wir errineren an die wunderbaren Zeit bei Euch. Liebe Grüße an alle Deine Lieben. Vielen Dank fur Dein post. oxoxo

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  2. Hi Flora,

    I’m proud of you for trying to do weaving and painting. Both require a lot of attention and even strength, and you are great at both. But I’m so sorry you hurt yourself, and I love your paintings so much, I’m glad you are getting back to the art. We need breaks once in awhile (today about every 10 minutes).

    XOXOXOXOXO Barbara

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    1. Barbara, I am officially finished with weaving and have sold the loom to a wonderful artist who is truly a master weaver. I am happy for the loom who will finally be part of the studio of a very active and creative fibre artist. And I’m excited to have even more space to paint in my studio. There is room for you to join me sometime. xo

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