I wasn’t sure exactly what she would look like, but last week I was meditating and saw what I would put in the doorway of the quilt with the lace tree and Flower Breathing Dragon that I’ve been working on. During meditation I saw a goddess dancing on a small sailing boat in the moon light. There were people on the shore waving good-bye to her.
In this doorway, she’s already out at sea, sailing into her life. It took me most of the morning to get her just right. She’s a tiny thing, about an inch tall, and because of that each little line and dot made a big difference in how she looked. I got the idea for the boat she’s on from my Language of the Goddess book. It has some line drawings in it of boats which symbolize renewal. That seemed right for her. I also drew some of the boats from the book in the squares around the sail boat. Simple line drawings with a marker.
I only stitched my goddess onto the quilt when I knew she was the right one. Then I hung it on my wall to look at it. Just at that moment the sun coming through the window landed right on her. It only lasted a minute or so, but I got a picture of it. I took it as a good sign.
I added the open window to the right of the archway then took care of a few details before sewing a backing on the piece.
It’s finished now and I believe it’s sold. I decided to call it “Goddess In The Doorway” . I hope it asks as many questions as it answers.