Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Wild Abandon - The Muse of Joy and Play

My muse got upset.   To tell the truth (shhhhh lean in closer,  don't let her hear this)  she pitched a fit! And I suppose it was deserved - but I won't admit it to her.  You see, I have not done any grand acts of creation in over a month.  Abby, (Wild Abandon Prism is her full name, but Abby for short) needed to be splashed with colors and set free.  She said that she felt like a genie locked in a bottle. So after a bit of discussion, I made a 100 thread warp for my loom and threaded it up - but with one big change.  There is no reed to guide the threads or to beat the weft in as I weave.  Abby grinned a huge grin of approval at that idea.   She wasn't too sure about the warp in black, gray and navy blue though.  Color!!! I need COLOR she ranted!
No fears, I had ideas.  So as she leaned over my shoulder, her anxious breath tickling the back of my neck, I started weaving. Oh my!  she started singing and dancing - jumping and shouting with extreme joy.  Yes she said!  YeS!
So what was I weaving?  Heck if I know what it will be - but it will be bright and happy.
It is wild and happy and it dances with color. Perhaps it is a scarf woven by a madman. Perhaps it is a wall hanging. Perhaps it is pure unmitgated creativity  Whatever it is, it made my muse happy and she is singing to me a song of creative joy.

Abby and I  hope that you are making your muse sing and dance.
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Jeanna said...

Hahaha...that is great! You need to write books, Gene.

That piece certainly is wild and colorful. It will be interesting to see what it becomes.

Debbie said...

Wonderful post and applause to Abby. Love her soul! What a great idea to name your muse and give her life. As for the weaving....fabulous wall hanging!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Well, I hope you learned your lesson!! You must FEED your muse to keep her happy!!

Barbara said...

OMG, how did I miss this?!!! I don't think it needs to become anything. It already IS!