For months and months I have been hanging out at various fabric artists’ blog sites–sometimes leaving comments but generally just viewing from afar. And for several months I have been taking what can only be described as a journey through cloth–and in to self– with the fabric artist Jude Hill at http://spiritcloth.typepad.com. So now it’s time. Time to share. Time to give back, in a sense, to the community of cloth at large. Time to reach out and probably time to sometimes ask for help. But like so much we encounter in life, things are often not as they seem. So I’m beginning this process having no idea where it will lead but ready to “follow thread” nevertheless.
It has often occurred to me that working with cloth is, in many ways, a metaphor for life. Perhaps the process of blogging will be the same. It feels like a commitment to self, a commitment to record the moments in between what we generally call the “big things” that happen. Those little moments that actually define the warp and the weft of our existence. I’m guessing that process and perseverance in blogging, as in the creation and re-purposing of cloth, are two elements of equal importance. So I will proceed now with the intention to continue–remembering the lines of the I Ching: Perseverance furthers.