Wednesday Vignette – the fibrous, webby reach of the world

Yesterday, we visited the art exhibit of a talented fiber artist friend. Inspired by the way fiber makes up our entire world, to me the most interesting part of her felted bowls were the solids and voids created by the varying thicknesses of the many layers of wool, and the play of light and shadows that formed as a result.

Later that evening, I had reason to marvel about that very same interconnectedness manifesting itself between us humans. I had promised a friend I’d previously only met via Instagram a start of a plant, and last night I delivered it to him. As I left his house, I saw an old friend (whom we hadn’t seen in 18 years or so) standing in the street. After dropping off the plant, we were heading out to dinner to meet him and a few other friends. Long story short – it turns out my new acquaintance and our old friend were longtime neighbors! How funny is THAT odd coincidence? It made me wonder how many other pleasant surprises we miss, by not exploring the weft of humanity.

About annamadeit

I was born and raised in Sweden, By now, I have lived almost as long in the United States. The path I’ve taken has been long and varied, and has given me a philosophical approach to life. I may joke that I’m a sybarite, but the truth is, I find joy and luxury in life’s simple things as well. My outlook on life has roots in a culture rich in history and tradition, and I care a great deal about environmental stewardship. Aesthetically, while drawn to the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia, I also have a deep appreciation for the raw, the weathered, and the worn - materials that tell a story. To me, contrast, counterpoint, and diversity are what makes life interesting and engaging. Color has always informed everything I do. I’m a functional tetrachromat, and a hopeless plantoholic. I was originally trained as an architect working mostly on interiors, but soon ventured outside - into garden design. It’s that contrast thing again… An interior adrift from its exterior, is like a yin without a yang. My firm conviction that everything is connected gets me in trouble time and time again. The world is a big place, and full of marvelous distractions, and offers plentiful opportunities for inquiry and exploration. I started writing to quell my constant queries, explore my discoveries, and nurture my curiosity. The Creative Flux was started in 2010, and became a catch-all for all kinds of intersecting interests. The start of Flutter & Hum at the end of 2013 marks my descent into plant nerd revelry. I occasionally contribute to other blogs, but those two are my main ones. For sure, topics are all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blogs!
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15 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – the fibrous, webby reach of the world

  1. Peter Herpst says:

    What an interesting coincidence and an intriguing question to ponder. Does that make us warped? Should we explore the weft of humanity at warp speed? Judy’s work is gorgeous!

  2. FlowerAlley says:

    Lovely and interesting.

  3. Wonderful work well photographed

  4. Mark and Gaz says:

    Beautiful works and what a small world!!

  5. Tina says:

    I love it when those connections are made–a threaded world, indeed! Stunning fiber art.

  6. Kris P says:

    Six degrees of separation is no joke! Maybe if all of us explored those threads we’d develop greater understanding of one another and create the connections needed to overcome the polarized viewpoints endemic in our world.

  7. I was going to mention 6 degrees of separation as well. We all are so connected!

    My WV is just some Paris fun: http://www.thedangergarden.com/2018/02/wednesday-vignette-red-palm-trees.html

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