I struggled trying to make potholders today. It just wasn’t working. I went through a new bag of scraps that Karen sent me, but nothing clicked. I actually made three potholders then took them all apart.
I can’t remember ever doing that before.
I knew I needed to stop and take a break. So I went into the house and Jon and I meditated. That’s when the two pieces of fabric came together for me. The big snow flakes and the bears and howling wolves.
I had five snowflakes so made five potholders. The one above is the first one I made. I took a picture of it before it got dark out so the lighting would be right. Each one has a stand of birch trees too.
I feel like because all the pieces of fabric with images on them are out of scale to each other, they speak to the idea that the past, present and future are all always happening at once.
I know I was inspired by this mornings snow. It wasn’t a lot and it’s all melted now, but it felt like it was an emblem, a harbinger of the winter to come.