Here are some of the nuggets I came away with that are important to think about. “Imagination is the link between our internal world and our external world.” “You don’t think up creativity, you access it.” “When you can link the conscious with the unconscious, life gets very interesting.” “When you are connected you are fully alive.” It was Ms Bluestone’s comments about the importance of engagement that spoke to me. That is, it is the level of your engagement that is the judge of whether you are on the right path. Your system (the unconscious) knows if what you are doing is what you should be doing long before your conscious self catches up. Paying attention to your engagement is key to finding your intended path. When fully engaged, we are fully connected and alive. I believe she is right about this. And as creative beings, this is a recipe for all parts of our lives. I thank Ms Bluestone for this insight.
BTW: Rebecca weaves all of her pieces on a 6 ft 4-shaft Cranbrook Loom. I felt humble and proud to have this legacy in common.The illustration above is an outtake from my book Time to Weave. It is a Turks head knot holding a pine needle bundle. I include it with this entry because it was one of the pieces I did for my book that seemed particularly contemplative.