Every year I attempt to think up something new and different to do on my birthday (which is coming up soon) It is the only day of the year that is a complete sentence and a military command. If you guess, I will send you an ultimate birthday card.
Two years ago, I invited a couple dozen folks to come and make collages. Each person made two 4" x 5" collages--the first depicted their birthday wish for me and the second, their greatest strength. The picture above shows all the collages.
I made color copies of the collages and cut their wishes into warp and their greatest strength became the weft. I wove strength into wishes and arranged the woven blocks into a 20"x 24" virtual quilt which I framed and hung in the entryway to my apartment. Not all, but many of the wishes have come true.
I am waiting for inspiration to strike for this birthday. I will let you know.
Oh yes, I still weave although it has been a while since I have let you into the studio. I seem to be called to the task of cleaning, preparing for a new year---the year of the Rat.