“Black Friday” for me, the fiber artist, and as a busy professor with an official day of from work means true celebration! And that’s not engaged in the traditional shopping frenzy but focused on my true nature as an artist.
Today I’m finishing up work on the Redd Tree Series mentioned in previous posts. I’ll be organizing my studio and taking inventory of supplies. I’ve just been gifted yarn which needs to be put away and yes, I have freshly cut wood which needs to be prepped.
It will truly be a peaceful day with soft jazz playing in the background. I’ll have a pot of cinnamon and water brewing to fragrance the air with holiday spiritis. And, of course, there’s leftover turkey for midday snacking and some of that leftover apple pie. There will be few phone calls coming in. Why? ‘Cause everyone’s out shopping in the madness of “Black Friday”!
Here’s to artists across nation.
Here’s to crochet needles and yarn and the world’s fiber artists as we continue to joyfully and peacefully create!
Ahh…the peace of “Black Friday” for the true artist.
Yarn Bombing or Yarn Storming: a form of graffiti or street art where the bark of public trees are adorned with colorful crocheted or knitted pieces. The artist is typically anonymous.
While considered a city phenomena, I saw my first live yarn bombing of a tree right in my suburban region on Long Island. I was driving down a street in the quaint lil town of Baldwin on Grand Avenue when I spotted it. I practically did a dead stop in the middle of the street. I could not believe it! Anything crochet makes me stop but these two trees; on a main street in front of a popular strip mall was a sight to see on Long Island.
Too, I giggled, with all of the laws we have, I KNEW this was probably illegal so I had to find a park, find it real fast, whip out my camera to capture this grand moment. Yes, I finally got a chance to see my first tree yarn bomb. It so fit in with my love of trees, crochet and crocheting tree images.
Ahh, a great day; all hail to tree trunks dressed in yarn.
Have you spotted any? Take a picture and please share with me here or send it to me at: email@example.com
There is something so powerful about the energy of circles. My fiber artwork contains a core of circles which seem to draw people in to study, observe, slowly meander through the course of the work. I consider my artwork to be a visual labyrinth, a mind-spa for nurturing and transforming your spirit. The intention of the art is to help you tap into that an innate power you have always known.
There is a sacredness about circles. They imbue authenticity, completion, wholeness, wisdom, infinity, cycles, perfection, unity
When crocheting where I am fine-tuned on circles, they tend to “talk” and guide my design. I eagerly embark upon the journey, not quite understanding where the guides shall take me or where or even when I should end the piece. I let the yarn speak. I allow my needle and yarn to transcend my being into a sacred realm and when I emerge…ahh, divine crocheted beauty is birthed.
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Featured are the latest addition to my fiber arts collection:
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So, tell me, what do circles mean for you? I welcome your sharing.
As I gathered around my family of yarn to craft out my next conversation, my next topic for community reflection, I seemed to be drawn to explore the nature of frequency and vibration. As I weaved and manipulated my needle this way and that, I queried the meaning of successfully riding the wave of the law of attraction.
While not a master of quantum physics, I have a surface understanding of how like attracts like or that adage, birds of a feather flock together. Over the past days I have mindfully witnessed how such is certainly true and do invite you to observe the nature of such. Tis quite amazing especially when you observe years of patterns.
I think the key to understanding the Law is to be aware of the power of intention and vibration. At the core of everything, like the theory of everything we are all energy…vibrating energy. Everything in this existence has a vibrationally frequency and it is so good to see the enhanced studies on vibrational medicine, using sound, for physical healing.
When we set forth our intention to be mindful of our thoughts, keeping them in a positive realm, we impact the core of our vibrational tone. It is always a work in progress but once we begin to actively shift our behavior and then actively observe what shows up in our life…ahh, therein lies the magic and power of the law of attraction.
As I delved into this pattern of thinking this week, I found myself more relaxed, at ease. I inventoried my circle of social and business associates. Determined to clean house. Such prompted my vibrations to calmness…and then a burst of creativity to complete development of my FIBER ARTS TREE GALLERY. This is a travelling gallery paying tribute to trees via my yarn version of trees. Too, I also developed a complimentary workshop focused on using the artwork to enhance one’s mindfulness. I am feeing on a roll; inspired to get this project launched.
It’s all about your vibrations
So…what have you attracted into your life this week?