I've been sitting in my house wearing a mask for the last three hours. The HVAC guys are here, creating a separate heating/cooling zone for my second floor, which has been unbearably hot in the afternoons. Since they are here and moving around, I've put on a mask. I didn't notice it until about 15 minutes ago, but now it's increasingly uncomfortable. But if that is what it takes to keep me and them safe, that's what I'll do.
The Mandala Star Rug is getting bound at last, after a lengthy hiatus from all textile work caused by my July meditation teaching schedule. Both of the meditation courses I taught are done (hence the "Done" in today's post title) and all my paperwork around them has been turned in, so now I'm able to go back and finish this "pandemic rug" which has been waiting. You can just see the purple yarn binding part of the lower edge in the above photo. This may turn out to be my all-time favorite rug. And I say that knowing that I designed, color planned, and hooked it, so it's really "all mine." I just love it. Too boastful? I can't help it.
Thus, "Two Done" (the meditation courses) and "One Underway" (finishing the Mandala Star Rug is happening at last).
I'm a textile artist (traditional rug hooking, punch needle rug hooking, and other textile arts), a long-time meditator, a certified meditation teacher and coach, and focused on learning about the interplay of art, creativity, and mindfulness every day.
SITES TO WATCH:
Insight Meditation Society
Oxford Rug Hooking School
Zentangle: The Official Site
Green Mountain Rug Hooking
Massachusetts Tarot Society