Archive for March, 2015

Temari Study Group

Posted in Artwork, Geometry, Temari with tags , , , , , , , on March 26, 2015 by starhandarts

All My Temari, Kiku Variations Study (3)This study group with the folks at Talk Temari has been great. It is pushing me to look at a stitch I’ve been  using in a whole different way. I like the variations and the results and will be using them in my new work. I think the idea of looking at the same thing, the familiar, using  ‘new eyes’  has application to just about everything I do.  So,  when I’m looking straight at what I want to find and just can’t see it, this small wise teaching will hopefully jump front and center to remind me that it’s all there before me if I look with new eyes. All My Temari, Kiku Variations Study (2)

Temari Pinks & Greens

Posted in Artwork, mindfulness, Temari, wonder with tags , , , , , , , on March 5, 2015 by starhandarts

IMG_1722Healing colors appeared in my field during a run of emotional-spiritual trugging during January-February. Slog, slog, slog. That’s what it felt like. Little brightness in any direction. Physical body issues as well. All in all a humbling month or so. Just trying to feel I was keeping myself above the water line. The life saver was somehow being able to remain centered in this amazing art form. 3.75 to 6+ inches diameter. Layers and interwoven layers, complexity to my heart’s content.

A survival tool is this needlework form, at least for me. All else may seem nothing short of difficult and bleak, then there is this drive from the inner director to engage in art no matter what else is going on. That is my center point. This round and every other period of floundering has at the core the means of new movement. Temari has carried me through all the messy parts of being alive, in  previous rounds of confused wandering other art mediums have done the same for me. I am grateful for this life saver which shows up in whatever form just when needed. Any gaps are due to me not yet ready to step out of the wallow.