I've been recently feeling the urge to push past my normal routine and try new things, new crafts, new techniques, and new ideas that will in turn cycle back into quilting. I found a local shop where you can paint ceramics, canvas, or fuse glass and tonight I took my first class in Art Journaling:
The theme was spider webs, and it was super interesting to see how different students took the meaning positive or negative.
I choose to take a neutral position. A spider is neither good nor bad. It is a spider. I have been reading The Mastery of Love so this kind of logic is coming easy to me today!
What struck me most was the idea that things can get caught in a spider web, but things can also pass right through. I like this idea especially in relation to good and bad thoughts / memories.
I like the idea of hooking good memories into my web and letting all bad memories simply fly right through. What was that? Oh, I don't remember, it didn't get caught in my web.
I can't wait for my next journaling class! While paint isn't my normal medium, it's very freeing to just slap color on paper and make exactly what comes to mind in minutes. From now on I know spider webs will definitely feature in the backgrounds of my quilts!
Let's go quilt,