A while back I I was going through my box of green fabric and came across a sage colored cotton jacket I had gotten at Finders Keepers, one of my favorite thrift stores. I loved the color and the style, but it never fit me quite right so I brought it to the studio knowing the color would be just right for something. That day I pulled it out of the box and cut the back out. I could see it as the ground for a streaming pillow with maroon thread. I hung it on my wooden drying rack where I put fabrics that are special or inspiring. The fabrics I don’t want to forget I have.
The next day I got an email from someone saying that if I ever made a pillow using a mossy color, golds and browns, she would be interested in it. I was a bit surprised, but by now, I’m familiar with how these things often work. I think thoughts and idea are out there and we pull them in and they connect us to one another.
This all happened probably about a month ago and I just got the making the pillow last week. I haven’t used such rich colors in a while and it was delightful working with them. The backing for the pillow is a Celtic design, which worked perfectly. The words seemed to move me forward, rooted in the past with the promise of what my life has become and faith in the future.
“Walking through the forest of my being, unlearn and know, conjure the wisdom of courage and creativity, light me up with the fire of my soul”
This pillow is already sold to Susie. I guess it was hers as soon as I pulled out that sage jacket.