For weeks and weeks, I have been avoiding working on one of my Goddess tapestries.
I just couldn’t summon the courage to weave her face…
The metaphor or pun is, of course: I couldn’t face her.
Well… I decided yesterday, that I am going to finish weaving her before this year is done.
So, I got out the lovely new sketchbook/journal that my daughter gave me for Christmas, and the gorgeous aquarelle watercolor pencils that my son gave me, and started sketching:
That was exactly what I needed to break the barriers I had set up between the tapestry and myself.
Then, under the close supervision of Ms Kitty, who settled in on her usual perch: I wove the face four different ways.
I kept tearing it out and re-weaving until I was happy with it.
Tapestry weaving is wonderfully forgiving: You simply go back and pull out what you don’t like and weave again until you find the solution.
It’s fascinating, because, as I weave, I become aware of all the running chatter that flaps through my mind.
I have to consciously work at stilling the negative voices and work on letting just the appropriate stuff through.
So, weaving is a VERY Zen process.
Just ask Ms Kitty.
She knows all about Zen.
And, she also knows all about weaving.
She’ll be happy to tell you about it.
Or perhaps she’ll just smile sweetly at you and wink.