Posts Tagged ‘art’

The Locked Door

The locked door,

Day after day past it I go,

What lies inside?

I never shall know.

The locked door,

Who holds the key?

No one really knows,

But it is not me.

Boiler Room Door - 11 b

Contemplations of Autumn

I watch as multi-colored leaves float away from their trees and towards the ground. Like the bright leaves caught by the warm autumn breeze, thoughts fill my head. Memories of experiences from earlier in the year as well as hopes and dreams for the coming months. Moments both sweet and sorrowful mingling with thoughts of special foods, family, and all the comforts the upcoming season brings. All a soothing moment of tranquility before I hurry once more on my way.

Autumn Tree - 02

The Mistake

The Mistake

Beauty from Chaos

All through the night, icy winds blew. Snow was cast to the ground then whisked back into the air; gales stripped the world of its warmth. Inside the house, lights flickered as forces of nature riotously clashed outside.

Sometime around dawn, the riot stopped. The wind blew itself away, leaving an eerie silence in its wake. The morning sun shone brightly on the pebbly ice and snow covered landscape. In the chaos of nature a beautiful scene was created.

Ice 20Feb - AA

My Favorite Place to Visit

My Favorite Place to Visit

Time Flies…

Time Flies -02

Tick, Tock,

Now it’s here,

Now it’s not,

Tock, tick,

Spinning, swirling,

Swiftly gliding by,

Tick, Tock,

It will ne’er rest,

It will ne’er stop

Time, it’s passing by…

A Woven Connection

I have often noticed that weaving provides an excellent opportunity to think. There is something in the rhythmic movements and actions that brings one closer to their center and clears their mind, enabling them to think more clearly.  Whether the thoughts are deep philosophical ponderings, every-day problems, or simply daydreams of one’s own creation, it is easier to go over them while weaving.

There are many other handcrafts that provide this mental solitude for people. I think this might be part of the handcraft ‘revival’ as it is sometimes called. People feel more of a need to connect with a sense of calm, peace, and quiet as their lives become ever busier and more filled with noise.

Handcrafts can also bring people together. We join clubs and guilds in order to learn from others who have more knowledge, to share ideas, tips, and companionship. Sometimes, even while we are still learning, we find ourselves sharing our knowledge with others. We realize we’ve joined a circle of giving and taking, learning and teaching.

Handcrafts can draw us closer to our history and our world, to family and neighbors, to our community and even to people half-way around the world. As we weave, knit, spin, crochet, or quilt, we are also creating a common thread with others who enjoy the craft. If we take a step back and look at it, we realize just how beautiful the whole thing really is.