Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dalai Lama Weaving and Sunflowers

Although I brought the Dalai Lama weaving with me on my trip to the East Coast, I didn't show it around very much.
But when I got to these magical fields...well, you get the picture.


Whenever I feel overwhelmed with the move, I look at this picture and can't help but smile.

It puts every in perspective---don't you think....

I am living the experience of "Right Livelihood", a blessing to be a Weaver in this time.

The following is a brief excerpt from the piece by Susan Crowell, writer, and
ceramics instructor at U. Michigan, Ann Arbor:

"For craftspeople, this making special emphasizes both the making and the
special. Reversing the terms - special making- rings even truer when speaking
of craft, for which the process of handwork is an essential component. As our
perception of time becomes more precious and the time-intensive nature of
craft increases its value, craft may even come to represent the preciousness
of time itself, embodied in an object."



5 comments:

Meg in Nelson said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE these photos, Bonnie!!! (Did I should loudly enough?) I love the summer you spent, too, even though it might have been a bit more complicated than you had planned!

margery meyers haber said...

Bonnie - I find it so touching, the way the sunflowers lean toward each other. Kind of the way weavers lean toward one another. Thank you so much for capturing this so beautifully!

Valerie said...

How fitting for the shawl to be in a field of saffron gold sunflowers....sort of like monks' robes.

So true about right life/livelihood. No one says that right means uncomplicated or without stress.....but the "rightness" does help mitigate some of that. At least I'm hoping that for you.

online pr said...

very funny stuf. with dalai lama. in the flowers

DiseƱo Web said...

Beautiful photography!