Morning Meditation

2 Apr

This is what I do most mornings–some earlier than others. I follow spirals. Follow thread. Stitch covered rope wrapped the prior evening. It’s always a surprise. An offering of sorts.





The question becomes are these bowls or baskets? And the reason I wonder is because the images don’t indicate scale. A huge basket can look the same size as a small bowl. And for some reason I’m not inclined to place a quarter or a banana next to the bowls. Because I love way they look straight on, into the center. A mandala effect. So these particular bowls vary in size from 7.5 to 6 inches in diameter and 1.5 to 2 inches in height. Could be that a bowl isn’t as tall as a basket. Could be that it doesn’t matter at all.

Yesterday Mo suggested adding color to the rim of the vegetable dyed bowls. So I tried it and agree that the results are better. I love her feedback, love suggestions for making things better –but this morning I’m feeling that hand dyeing rope is just way too labor intensive. And I find myself wondering “why bowls?” So I’m thinking other things to dye. Yardage maybe. Scraps more likely.

Or maybe scarves. Silk scarves from Dharma. So if it comes about that these bowls find homes elsewhere, I’ll get silk. From Dharma. DSC02537

And yesterday I didn’t delve into my dy(e)ing thoughts but this morning I found that Grace did it for me, in her wonderfully inimitable style. And the point here, for me, is that living and dying are not exclusive. But concurrent. And I need to remind self that how I do one is how I do the other.

11 Responses to “Morning Meditation”

  1. beth April 2, 2015 at 9:36 am #

    Oh. That green one. Would you please email me details if it is available?


  2. Mo Crow April 2, 2015 at 12:41 pm #

    the wrapped edge in the last photo works beautifully Patricia and gosh these are all stunning photos!


    • Patricia April 2, 2015 at 1:23 pm #

      thanks for the suggestion! i still am not crazy about dyed rope but the cloth helped. i am finding this problem solving rather intriguing.


  3. karmadondruplhamo April 2, 2015 at 9:44 pm #

    it’s a Beauty FULL process, this bowl/basket work you are doing. I say KEEP GOING
    it is giving you something…it is a gift that Making gives….let it do what it will.
    They are so beauty FULL and FINE and i just love the ones i have here, every day i
    love them, they FEED me


    • Patricia April 3, 2015 at 9:47 am #

      “the gift that Making gives”–for some reason this comment totally blows me away. you KNOW! yes! and for now, and for how long i don’t know, but i will keep going. and that they “feed” you. nothing could mean more.


  4. Tina Zaffiro April 3, 2015 at 8:37 am #

    Good morning Patricia…love your baskets…have seen the ones that Grace has shown on her blog. The basket here that is the first shown….lots of Orange. Is it available…please could you let me know. Thank you.  

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    From:”Following Thread” Date:Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 8:13 AM Subject:[New post] Morning Meditation

    Patricia posted: “This is what I do most mornings–some earlier than others. I follow spirals. Follow thread. Stitch covered rope wrapped the prior evening. It’s always a surprise. An offering of sorts. The question becomes are these bowls or bask”


    • Patricia April 3, 2015 at 9:49 am #

      hi Tina. yes the bowl from yesterday is available. but i’m looking at it here and what i’m seeing is not “lots of orange” but reds and some pinkish overtones. it’s nice but if you want orange, take a look at today’s baskets. the orange didn’t translate as i would like but it’s deep and rich with olive-y tones woven in. i would definitely describe it as much more orange than the other.


  5. fiberels April 3, 2015 at 4:34 pm #

    Hmmmmmm sweet colourful mandala bowls !
    They are great Patricia !


    • Patricia April 6, 2015 at 6:41 am #

      yes, mandala bowls. and in a way, if you trace the spiral, sort of like Tibetan singing bowls — sort of.


  6. Nancy April 6, 2015 at 1:14 am #

    That green one speaks to me (2nd pic) and the blues/purples (4th pic) as well!! Selling?


    • Patricia April 6, 2015 at 6:40 am #

      Oh Nancy. Those two are gone–but the ones you asked about on the more recent posts are available. i’ll try to email you. and i guess i need to make it more obvious that yes, these are all for sale–thanks for your interest


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