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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Basket, Weaving, and Randomness

"So much of life, it seems to me, is determined by pure randomness." Sidney Poitier
And this is how I feel today, random, tangled... I had to look up a quote as the words are not flowing easily. I've managed to come down with fever and a cold or flu. So it's hot tea and chicken soup for me for the next week.

Meanwhile, a bit of creativity from a week or so ago. This basket (about 7.5 inches across and 4.5 inches deep) I made in our sewing guild, a whole day spent learning how to ply the wet fiber into a shape. A whole day of random weaving. I think that's why I signed up for that workshop. The randomness is so appealing. No pre-ordained pattern, nor rows, nor specified colors or anything. Just weave as your hand leads.
There's a kind of Zen feeling to this randomness, just tapping into spirit and letting the piece evolve as it will. Looking straight down at it, I see a mandala.....
So, here is my Sunday meditation (on Tuesday). Randomness is a good thing and I shall meander in my art creating more often. Not think too much. Let the rhythm of making take over and lead me on. And for today I shall savor tea and let the ideas come.

4 comments:

Kathy said...

Beautiful imagery and thoughts. Get well soon!!

layers said...

I like the randomness idea as I tend to get bogged down with planning too much-- thinking too much-- I would love to just let go sometimes-- with a cup of tea!

Anonymous said...

Hi Delores, it has been a while since I visited your blog, it is wonderfully done. It shows well your artistic talent, great job! S.

HeartFire said...

Kathy - thanks for the well wishes, feeling better today!
Donna - sometimes I think too much too, so I have to remind myself...
Delorse