The Chihuly Glass Museum in Seattle is a show case of Dale Chihuly’s glass creations. The museum explodes with color, light, reflections, and design. One gallery highlights photos, baskets, and weavings from native tribes in the US. Surrounding the artifacts are Chihuly’s glass interpretations. For example, Chihuly created slumped glass baskets to replicate slumped native woven baskets. At one end of the gallery is a tapestry of woven blankets. The colors inspire and invite us to think about the colors and patterns in our lives. It made me wonder, what inspires us to weave beautiful patterns into our lives?
Imagine if you were to weave a blanket that represented your story. What colors and patterns would you use? What threads would you want to add for 2019?
Consider how you would tell your story in a woven blanket.
Family– What colors would you use? What patterns would represent your family dynamics?
Work– How would represent your talents, passions, and experiences into your weaving? How would you integrate the colors of others into your blanket? Who’s blanket would you want next to yours?
Gratitude- What shapes would you use to represent the moments you are most grateful for in your life? What colors would you select for envisioning the future you want in 2019?
Sadness– What colors would help capture the story of losses, sadness, illness and recovery in your life? What other parts of the blanket would you connect these threads to?
Past– How could you weave the story of your past while demonstrating what you want to bring forward into your future?
Future- Where in your rug would you put images of the future…a side? the top? the bottom? What colors would help you to achieve that future goal?
We are all a collection of colors, threads, and patterns woven together. Think for a moment, how you could enrich the tapestry you’ve created so far in your life?
One thread can change the entire look of a weaving. What is one thread you want to weave into your personal and professional life this year? Let’s talk about how we can make this vision happen in 2019.