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We are finding or losing?

June 09, 2013 1:59 PM | Patty Foley
"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." Thomas Merton

I have spoken about our art, our lace, our time with the shuttle, pillow and needle in other postings.  Each of us take our time to be with ourselves and our wondrous threads.  We engage in a library of books to find the pattern, the technique and to raise up our inspiration.  We meet with lace makers to discuss, learn and develop our art. 

 Each of life paths take us near and far.  Sometimes our journey throws something 'new' at us.  I call this an opportunity and I recommend that we must take and ponder this 'new' information.  I was looking around on blogs, FBs and the such, all related to lace in some way.  There was a recent discussion about making a particular type of lace with variegated threads.  This excited me as it was about using color for our lace - color other than white or beige/tea stained.  The discussion was concerned that there was little control of where the colors went or changed.  I left the discussion, sadden as there was more 'talk' about what it wasn't and not what it was ; a great piece of lace and very well executed.

Whether you enjoy traditional or contemporary lace - I ask you to consider, to ponder the 'new', whatever it may be and how it brings, TO YOU, it's message.  It will enable you to find and lose yourself in the Art ..... of Lace.

Love your Lace,
Patty

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