Well….. Time travels so fast, Life becomes so engrossing, and ever evolving, day by day. Here we are over a year later in early July 2019, and having gone through a myriad of life experiences and incredible creative endeavors, I find I continue to travel on the textillian journey, thirsting for some new and beautiful way to put my heart back out into the world.
I am still in the process of intuitively re-imagining what comes next….My creative gift is flowing stronger than ever, but I find that I am finding pleasure in small simple tasks, like ironing beautiful old kimono. (This began in the winter when we were knee deep in heavy snow fall). I have a deep connection to these old and stunning textiles, so unlike anything that can be found commercially today…so I have been doing what I am calling an “Ironing Meditation” gently cleaning these fabrics and then ironing them and putting them into beautiful collections of coordinated color ways and textures. (This being the beginning of the next textillian journey). This meditation evolved from the strong desire to “use what I have”….as I began to look around me at these remarkable “stockpiles” of textiles that I have amassed over the last 20 years of my textillian journey. I have recently gotten into the habit of collecting all the scraps from each project I do and putting them into a gallon size Ziploc bag, to keep some semblance of order in my small sewing space….
This “Meditation” series and the desire to “use what I have” was further compounded earlier this year with the passing of my beloved oldest sister. The realization that we are getting older and our time on the planet is shortening…My desire has become ever stronger to let go of so many “things”, to begin to “clear space” for what is coming next…and “to use what I have”.
I have always believed that my “works of wearable art” will eventually find their owners and it has always happened that way in the past when I had the opportunity to put them out into the world.
With that said, I am announcing a “GRAND SALE” of my personal collection of “One Of A Kind Art To Wear” pieces, to be put up in my Website Shop.
This sale will consist of pieces I have been lovingly transporting and caring for through the last 20 years. The “Best” examples of my “Creative Heart Work”.
There is a Two Fold reason for this desire to put these pieces out into the world so that they may find their “Rightful” owners…in letting them go I make space for something NEW to come into my creative process and “The Proceeds” of the sale of these pieces will become the basis for a “Legal Defense Fund” for my beloved daughter and grandchildren, who are fighting to keep their family together….
So….. it is with much love that I begin this incredible journey of “Letting Go” to create the space for something “New To Happen”…… I will be posting the photos of these pieces on my Instagram account @” textilliannomad” and then on my website shop….. STAY TUNED…..
I have begun to see “glimpses and glimmers” of new and exciting creative endeavors on the horizon and as such, I am deeply inspired to move forward with Grace, Courage, and Creative Enthusiasm for “What Comes Next” on this remarkable Textillian Journey….
With much love and blessings to you all
Susan Dupre says
Missing you Melissa, AND getting to see your stunning textiles on a regular basis. Do you ever return to Auburn? Please let me know if you do.
I can see that you’re still “up to” your same colorful, textural creativity.