Marking Time 6.9.14



"Some trails are happy ones, Others are blue.

Marking Time 6.6.14


"And how should a beautiful, ignorant stream of water know it heads for an early release — out across the desert, running toward the Gulf, below sea level, to murmur its lullaby, and see the Imperial Valley rise out of burning sand with cotton blossoms, wheat, watermelons, roses, how should it know?" –Carl Sandburg





Marking Time 6.5.14


"There must be a tomorrow, because my life overflows today." –Lois Chartrand



The Japanese have a tradition. When pouring wine for guests, they pour so it overflows into a saucer, symbolizing overflowing friendship, good luck, and generosity of spirit.


Marking Time 6.3.14



Underneath our fears and worries, unaffected by the many layers of our conditioning and actions, is a peaceful core." –Joan Borysenko



Time for another Tip Tuesday!


Did you know you can use your SAORI bobbin winder to spin with? I previously posted this technique, but since I I did a little corespinning on my SAORI loom last week, I thought it may be worth another post, just in case you missed it.



Marking Time 6.2.14


"Habit is a cable; we weave a thread each day, and at last we cannot break it." –Horace Mann




I needed a little break last week, but I'm back. Here's what happened in the studio:



Marking Time 5.23.14


"I’m like one of those Japanese bowls … I have some cracks in me" –Peter Mayer



Marking Time 5.22.14



"First a howling blizzard woke us,

Then the rain came down to soak us,

And now before the eye can focus – Crocus!"

Lilja Rogers, New Hampshire poet, 1901-1998




Marking Time 5.20.14


"The bat hanging upside down laughs at the topsy-turvy world." –Japanese Proverb 




I was invited to the elementary school to help hang the SAORI banners for the annual art show!




When I arrived, the gym was already transformed:  there were moveable walls with children&#

Marking Time 5.14.14


"We shall not cease from exploration

And the end of all our exploring

Will be to arrive where we started

And know the place for the first time."

― T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets




It started with something I saw. Some calligraphy. Perhaps by Thich Nhat Hanh like this?

Marking Time 5.7.14


“Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with your left.
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!

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