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)
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.
- Zen Habits presents a straightforward list of questions followed by rituals and structures to help shape the year.
- 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.
- 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.