Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Backward Glance Before Stepping Forward

I've been going through my old slides and beginning the slow process of converting them to digital. I should probably be doing this in some orderly fashion, but instead, I am selecting 20 slides at a time that just happen to strike my fancy. Around this time of year I always think back to when I moved to Seattle in January of 1980.

Back in the winter 1979, I was living in Missoula Montana and preparing to move to Seattle. Before I left, I decided to take some slides of my current work. I was just starting to develop Color Horoscope Weaving. My model is displaying a very early incarnation of the horoscope shawl woven in merino wool.

Then, in January I got a ride over the pass bringing with me just a couple of suitcases of basic necessities to see if I would like the city.


The first thing I noticed was that it was spring in January! Of course, was is still spring in July.


The random striped green and purple shawls were a combination of merino wool and mohair. It is easy to see the similarities to the weaving I do now. Perhaps I am just a slow learner who is easily amused.

I am now going to work on my 09 list:

1. Those things for which I am grateful
2. My accomplishments in 08
3. Those things still languishing on the back burner
4. Accomplishments I desire in the year to come
5. Things I am ready to release

But first I have to cook something with black eyed peas in it. (I am told it is for good luck.)

2 comments:

Valerie said...

Bonnie, thanks so much for your blog. You truly are a "Weaving Spirit" to inspire me with each post. Wishing you all the best in '09.....so I can see it in your posts!! (selfish me!)

Meg in Nelson said...

Gee, that last item on the list - I never thought to include that, but it sounds like a very good idea.

Happy New Year and may this be another colorful, successful year for you, Bonnie.