Saturday, 31 January 2009

Back to beading !

This week, I started beading again, after a very very long pause.

True, there was many things happening in my life, but I can't help noticing my creativity stopped just after I started working on the Maid with no Arms, and DOM, the Decent Old Man.

Dom, the first from the left on the picture below, was cut out from the ceremonial cloth I carried with me in shamanic workshops, and in India (to be honnest, this cloth is what made me decide to start visiting India by coming though Chennai/Madras - yes, i know it is very foolish). He is supposed to help me heal from the legacy of wounded ancestors...
A few days ago, listening to Clarissa Pinkola Estes' tape "How to love a woman", I discovered the Inuit tale of "Skeleton Woman". I cried, and creativity came back... Just like me, she doesn't like being photographed. It is funny because I kept wanting to add bones in my october page...

8 comments:

Stellou said...

I'm happy to hear that your creative flow is coming back....

beadbabe49 said...

Same here...and I'm glad we've both picked up the needle again...

GraceBeading said...

Hooray for beading again, welcome back!

As usual - a very thought provoking post here. The story of the Skeleton Woman is fascinating, I love the picture on that blog with the story.

Thanks for sharing

ACey said...

have thoroughly enjoyed your thoughts in the past two posts. I finally thought of an idea for a January BJP page (just two days ago) but have not started to make it yet. Lots of snow coming down here. spent all morning cooking so it would be nice to keep making other creative things this afternoon ...

KV said...

Great post, Helene!


Kathy V in NM

Camilla La Mer-Art Dolls said...

Hi Helene! I love your skeleton woman connection and your new beading project...It is filled with life! Thanks for your comment on my tribute to my uterus and your support through my surgery! I look forward to seeing your progress on this piece...
xo Camilla

Camilla La Mer-Art Dolls said...

Just catching up with you after some intense time in my life of recovery...I love this post...I am feeling far from my art as I fight and accept wounded ancestors from my past and present as well. You have inspired me to get my fingers moving and allow whatever wants to appear to come through...I also love your India posts...Like taking a voyeuristic journey into spirit filled lands!

xoxo Camilla

Hélène H said...

I am glad I gave you a little inspiration Camilla. Art is quite far from me now.

Take care xoxox