So, another beautiful day, with just enough hints of spring to make me giddy. I'm also still basking in the glow of a fabulous Psychospiritual Development class last night. We covered a lot of territory, and the mood was great. I'm looking forward to the next 9 weeks... As the weather improves I'm considering taking the students who wish to develop it, for a day of dowsing. One needs warm, dry weather for a dowsing class. There are two forms of dowsing I teach: geomantic dowsing (earth-based) and radiesthetic dowsing (the body).
Anyway, I am happily designing a quilt featuring Kateri Tekakwitha. The quilt is a commission by an old friend, for his daughter. I want to depict Kateri in less of a traditional, religions manner. I have visions of her with stylized wings, floating in a sunset skyscape. I'm contemplating whether to include a lily. She was known as the "Lily of the Mohawks". I am drafting my pattern on bristol board, taped into a larger piece with packing tape. It's a large picture - this is a queen-sized quilt. I've struggled with her depiction for months, but the form that's evolving is both peaceful and powerful; it makes me happy and that's what counts. The artistic process is so personal, containing so much of Self; it's difficult not to get strangled by emotional tethers. My "life coaching" helped me work off those tethers. I proceed with grace.
May your week be beautiful and playful. Peace.