Dalai Lama Weaving and Sunflowers

Although I brought the Dalai Lama weaving with me on my trip to the East Coast, I didn’t show it around very much.

But when I got to these magical fields…well, you get the picture.

Whenever I feel overwhelmed with the move, I look at this picture and can’t help but smile.

It puts every in perspective—don’t you think….

I am living the experience of “Right Livelihood”, a blessing to be a Weaver in this time.

The following is a brief excerpt from the piece by Susan Crowell, writer, and

ceramics instructor at U. Michigan, Ann Arbor:

“For craftspeople, this making special emphasizes both the making and the

special. Reversing the terms – special making- rings even truer when speaking

of craft, for which the process of handwork is an essential component. As our

perception of time becomes more precious and the time-intensive nature of

craft increases its value, craft may even come to represent the preciousness

of time itself, embodied in an object.”

This entry was posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, Ideas, Nature, On the Road.


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    Meg in Nelson September 15, 2010 at 9:22 pm #

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE these photos, Bonnie!!! (Did I should loudly enough?) I love the summer you spent, too, even though it might have been a bit more complicated than you had planned!

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    margery meyers haber September 16, 2010 at 4:05 am #

    Bonnie – I find it so touching, the way the sunflowers lean toward each other. Kind of the way weavers lean toward one another. Thank you so much for capturing this so beautifully!

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    Valerie September 16, 2010 at 11:55 am #

    How fitting for the shawl to be in a field of saffron gold sunflowers….sort of like monks' robes.

    So true about right life/livelihood. No one says that right means uncomplicated or without stress…..but the “rightness” does help mitigate some of that. At least I'm hoping that for you.

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    Diseño Web September 21, 2010 at 2:47 pm #

    Beautiful photography!