Comfort from beauty
It’s all Yo-Yo Ma, the great cellist’s fault. Recently at the end of a PBS newscast he talked about his soul-searching response to the pandemic. He wanted so much to reach out, to comfort others. Since music is a part of his essence, he then played a Dvorak piece on the cello.
Also wanting to help others, I searched my soul. Stretching his idea of comfort from music, I thought of other arts: poetry, other writing, painting, and so on. Then it struck me: weaving! It is something I do on a simple lap loom that is therapeutic, centering, peaceful, and yes, like a prayer. I love picking the colors and the beauty of the end product.
There is a vulnerability in my sharing this hobby, but vulnerability is good, isn’t it? You may want to try it.
Share your ways of making beauty in the comments.
Lovely! Thank you for sharing, Mary Lou!
Good morning, Sister. This is the first daily blog I’m receiving since signing up yesterday. What a perfect blog. I’m an alum of SMWC and both the college and Sisters of Providence are very dear to my heart. I too am a weaver; however, I find I need to pass on my equipment and supplies. Given your interest in the hobby, would you be able to accept fiber to continue your hobby? The fiber is mostly tencel. Once the COVID-19 crisis has passed, I would be happy to bring it to you.
Please keep weaving and sending inspiration!
What a beautiful reflection, Mary Lou. Thank you for being vulnerable.
Thanks so much for writing, Jackie. Your offer of yarn is appreciated. Tense is fine. We do have an over supply of basic acrylic colors, but I would be very interested in multicolored yarns and any with a special nap and/or a metallic thread added. If you aren’t sure, perhaps you could send me an inch sample? If you do make the trip, it would be great to meet you and please bring some of your work to share. Blessings. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. Peace, ml
Dear May Lou,
Your weavings are so beautiful and uplifting. Thanks for sharing them you wonder full weaver!
With Easter Joy,
How beautiful are the works of God….and your work, too, Mary Lou! Thanks for sharing not only your weaving but your evident love of color, texture and design!
Thank you, Mary Lou. I love the colors that speak of Easter and Spring!
Mary Lou, Thanks for sharing your creativity with us! I look forward to seeing more of your work. Peace, Sr. Cathy Campbell,SP
Dear Friend in Christ! These are all beautiful. Do you sell them? Blessings. .
Dear Bettie Anne, Yes, I sell them for a donation. Just let me know the colors you want and where to send it. My info is above. Thank you for the compliment. Be well. Mary Lou
Thank you for sharing, Sister Mary Lou Ruck! I love you and your weavings. I would like to order one off of you, please.