Saturday, April 12, 2014

The passing of time

Eventually if you talk to enough tapestry weavers, you'll hear something about tapestry and time. Tapestry is certainly a time-intensive medium. There is no way around the fact that we put our images together one strand of yarn at a time.

The American Tapestry Alliance has recently published a wonderful article written by Janette Meetze called The Tapestry Diary: It's about time. I think we can all thank Tommye Scanlin for starting this tapestry diary trend. Tommye is a tapestry weaver I admire a great deal for so many reasons. I'm not surprised she has started a movement.

The accumulation of time...
A Rumi poem, The Sunrise Ruby, as quoted by Tommye in the article

Submit to a daily practice.
Your loyalty to that
is a ring on the door.
Keep knocking and the joy inside
will eventually open a window
and look out to see who’s there.

A daily practice makes a large difference in a life. Adding a little bit every day, eventually we have made ourselves who we are. I think that happens in each moment. I applaud the weavers working on these diaries. They are really very cool!

The link is HERE!
Janette Meetze, detail of tapestry diary; Janette's blog is found at http://jmeetzestudiocommonthreads.blogspot.com/

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