It’s Something About Joy
Hurrah!! I’m delighted with my latest fabric experiment, inspired by a simple painting. After last week’s process, blue waves, and a final a few tweaks to finish the design, it was time for a title… (always the hardest part for me). My partner, Holly, asked me, “Well, what’s this one about?” And I answered, “I think it’s something about joy.” It stuck! Something About Joy, it is, and I hope it feels contagiously joyful for you too.
I love the motion of this art, and the energy. The fabric makes it warm and immediate, and its collage-like assembly gives it a “now” feeling somehow.
Also, in these recent images I seem to be processing a lot about incorporating the “stuff” of life, or the hard, jumbly parts. They get their own layer here, made of scrap bits, and yet they become almost a ground from which all the other flow and radiance emerges. Hmm… lots to ponder there about how I might accept and even build on the daily challenges and ‘interruptions’ that might actually be supporting and surrounding the sacredness of life, right in the middle of it!
Joyous day to you– Melanie
Painting that inspired the fabric image