Friday, February 19, 2010

Never too late to teach an old cat new tricks.

I am not sure, but I think my cats are rubbing off on me. It must be that. They certainly aren't about to be influenced BY me, so what else could it be.
Maybe what I am learning from them isn't a bad thing.
I am beginning to be more 'mindful' of what I do, even the mundane.

From Crazy as a Loom

I like to position myself in the sunniest window, and find myself some days following the sun around the house.
From Crazy as a Loom

I am learning to love myself enough not to beat myself up over a 20 extra pounds.

From Crazy as a Loom

I am learning to be calm, learning to let life unfold.
From Crazy as a Loom

Who knew that four stray cats could teach me so much??

But lest you think that all the time I spend at the studio is a lark, there is a lot of drudge work to do before the weaving begins. Winding the warp, threading the heddles, sleying the reed, then searching out colors and cutting lots of fabric. I immerse myself in the task at hand. I accept it as necessary preparation for the end result, which is where I find my mojo.

From Crazy as a Loom


Anonymous said...

Doing the things we love to do is always great for the mojo!

I always enjoy your music... do you listen to the same tunes when you weave??

The Blue Ridge Gal

Sweetpea said...

Your top photo is an EXQUISITE loom And thank you for the reminder about the extra 20 pounds, learning to be calm, finding ones mojo...all good stuff!

Theresa said...

Lovely photos! And I'll bet you don't feel the need to scratch furniture arms either.:-)
Lessons I've learned from the dogs. Bark at everything, life's short.

Hilary said...

Wonderful shots.. particularly the loom view. We could do a lot worse things than learn from our feline friends.

Country Girl said...

That first photo, girl? It's a goodun.

I follow the sun too.

Michael said...

Geez, I so envy your home. Grand photographs! (Just accept the fact that your cats secretly dictate your life more than you'd ever care to admit. That's their purpose after all. ha!)

Tina J said...

I am loving the look of the sun shining on the sectional loom. It is all darks and lights. The warp looks like it has a halo! I am craving the sun these days!

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