I opened my mailbox the other day and was surprised by a little unexpected envelope. How pleased I was to find a little thank you note inside along with a few special treats. A thank you for sharing, a bee to keep, a few shibori scraps from a class given by Glennis and a thank you for that connection.
I do eventually use the fragments I receive as gifts. Although sometimes it takes a long time, they mean so much to me. . It is like a thank you back. It is the way I can appreciate when words fail me. It is a way to connect these threads of kindness.
Today I am thinking again about teaching. How much teaching is like storytelling. Passing thought from one to another. A gift giving process. How it connects and feeds us all in the long run.
And so I made the bee keeper. Made with some people threads holding scraps of story together. Maybe a teaching cloth. The ground is woven from honey colored gifted scraps in silk and cotton. Because I was thinking how sweet it is, this sharing of knowledge. Thank you. Thank you all.
....something happening here. Just taking some time to find out what. This piece is way bigger than imagined already. Today it is 22" square and growing. I have decided to let it go for a while. I like the unexpected movement along certain edges.
I have been spending a lot of time on unexpected things, i guess that is the way it always is, yet, I like to imagine I planned some of it... I am still contemplating a face for this old moon.