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December 31, 2009


well here we are. that's all i know.

And thank YOU for all the wonderful new adventures you provide in this blog. So much to see and contemplate in the world around us; your insights are always a rich and rewarding experience. May you find peace and happiness in 2010!

what a beautiful and honest blog entry. I too have had a year of soul searching and questioning and am looking forward to a more joyful and creative new year. No more questioning just some lovely music and my work. Blessings and I'm sorry I didn't find your blog earlier so you would know you were not alone in your wonderings.

Thank you, Lainie, for all your lovely posts of the year which I've really enjoyed. Sorry to hear you've been unwell. I wish you improved health, happiness, inspirations and creative joys in the New Year.

Sorry to hear of your sciatica. I have had this pain before, but in my case moving my wallet to a front pants or a shirt pocket eventually stopped the pain. May relief come easy to you, also.

Prior post.
What camera do you have now?

lovely post to end your 2009 blog posting with. i'm with you on so many of these. grateful to have had the pleasure of meeting you in Houston this year and looking forward to a visit in the spring-even if OCMA can't get the Diebenkorn show up!
I enjoyed all the links, the circumnavigations, moods, dreams, and ramblings. looking forward to more! thank you for all of it.
2010- bring it on!
(glad you're feeling a wee bit better)

all the best for the new year. we can only hope to live. and learn.

Thank you, Elaine, for your wonderful words, images and connections that helped sustain me through a turbulent year. I'm going to spend tonight (New Year's Eve) sewing with my mother.

May you be safe from inner and outer harm
May you be happy and peaceful
May you be healthy and strong
May you care for yourself joyfully


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10 Qualities of Slow Cloth, by Elaine Lipson

  • I defined Slow Cloth several years ago on this blog. Read the original post at http://lainie.typepad.com/redthread/2008/01/this-must-be-th-1.html. (Copyright Elaine Lipson 2007-2011; all rights reserved).
  • Joy
    Slow Cloth has the possibility of joy in the process. In other words, the journey matters as much as the destination.
  • Contemplation
    Slow Cloth offers the quality of meditation or contemplation in the process.
  • Skill
    Slow Cloth involves skill and has the possibility of mastery.
  • Diversity
    Slow Cloth acknowledges the rich diversity and multicultural history of textile art.
  • Teaching
    Slow Cloth honors its teachers and lineage even in its most contemporary expressions.
  • Materials
    Slow Cloth is thoughtful in its use of materials and respects their source.
  • Quality
    Slow Cloth artists, designers, crafters and artisans want to make things that last and are well-made.
  • Beauty
    It's in the eye of the beholder, yes, but it's in our nature to reach for beauty and create it where we can.
  • Community
    Slow Cloth supports community by sharing knowledge and respecting relationships.
  • Expression
    Slow Cloth is expressive of individuals and/or cultures. The human creative force is reflected and evident in the work.


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