i believe in spring.

as spring settles in i am realizing what a profound belief i have in the cycles of the natural world.
this past winter solstice brought me to the feeling of "being at home in my life"
and this springs equinox has sent my life a'flutter!

working on some new blankets!

working on some new blankets!

i watched our first butterflies hatch on the same day we became industrious little ants at my house moving ourselves and our things here and there and up and down the hill
taking our first swings of sledgehammers to the old barn we are going to be rebuilding in the coming months

so long to this 'ole barn! it'll be all torn down by the end of this week...!!

so long to this 'ole barn!
it'll be all torn down by the end of this week...!!

it felt so poignant and like a deep affirmation to be embracing spring along with the daffodils and forsythia, red buds and bird calls. it's the big push- building nests and gardens before the eggs can hatch and the sprouts finally emerge!

and like so many animals this time of year, i am making mini-migrations each week.
i'm spending the working week out at Penland School of Crafts- assisting a beautiful bunch of weavers as they blossom- and heading home on the weekends to help with all the hubub happening at my house!
we dug our garden last weekend.
and are pulling old fence and putting new fence up.
and are finalizing decisions on the various flock, fowl and bovine we'll be welcoming into our family oh so very very soon!!

some little sweeties i've been playing with...

some little sweeties i've been playing with...

A Little Weather also (somehow magically in the midst of all else) made it down to Atlanta for the American Craft Council show where I was so honored and humbled to receive an Excellence Award and offered a residency at the Hambidge Center.

A Little Weather booth at ACC Atlanta

A Little Weather booth at ACC Atlanta

i hope that all of you are finding the blossoming of spring in your own little necks of the woods...

"above all else show the data"

i am so excited to announce that i plan to be assisting
Robin Johnston in her spring weaving intensive
"Personal Cartography"
at the Penland School of Crafts!

Robin is a beautiful weaver.

Full Strawberry Moon, 2012

Full Strawberry Moon, 2012

her class, Personal Cartography, will be a lovely and meditative exploration of mark making on cloth.
using your weaving as a poetry of systems
as a map to chart personal data
as a secret message we can lay our experiences into with our hands

cotton dyed by wrapping individual black walnuts, who are carefully laid below their work

cotton dyed by wrapping individual black walnuts, who are carefully laid below their work

what i love most about Robin’s work, is i actually get a message,
an understanding, before i know the system she’s working with
or the language she’s speaking.
and the work itself doesn’t come with an explanation- it exists of it’s own accord.
it a lesson in trust for me.
trusting the steadfast assurity of a message.

Heart Rate Series, Light

Heart Rate Series, Light

oh, i could go on and on.
the final thing i want to share:
the weaving techniques she employs are beautifully simple.
mostly tabbys and twills.
neutral color pallets.
it really is like poetry.
so sparse and deeply considered, that her stories sing of themselves.

(!!!not to say that there won't be plenty of room for
wild and flamboyant exploration
in your own Personal Cartography!!!)

there is still alittle room in the class,
so please consider joining us this spring!!
 

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