I feel the deep traditions of remembrance and gratitude this time of year. Somehow fabric art seemed right to hold all that thankful memory-- cloth scraps mean so much to me! To make this image, I brought out the old fabric bits that I treasure. I surprised myself when I cried seeing some of the scraps. Mostly, I remembered.
But honestly, all jumbled up, it was just an ugly pile of fabric scraps. I’m not kidding— it took a lot of love to see any possibility for art.
I spread the bits out on my studio table and left them out for a few days. (With the door shut to keep the cat out!) The more I appreciated and welcomed the mess, the more beautiful it became. The leftovers were abundant when I saw them with appreciative imagination.
I hope this new image helps you hold what’s dear, in an offering to your own heart. Or if it’s time, may it encourage you to pass forward and offer what’s ready to bless someone else.
Happy Thanksgiving, dear ones.
With gratitude— Melanie