Almost done! I’ve set my own deadline to finish this tapestry by January 30th, because sometimes all it takes is a looming deadline (ha, get it?) to get me to sit on the weaving bench. I think I’ve got about an inch left, then I’ll weave the hem, and then it’s off the loom! I’ve been breezing through this weaving with a renewed feeling of passion and enthusiasm, and I know the boxing classes have a big part to play in this. I’m building new muscle skills, not just physically but mentally, emotionally, and creatively as well. I go to class feeling terrified of what insane workout I’ll push my way through today, and leave feeling so much appreciation for my coaches, my courage, and my strength. I carry this feeling of resilience, this deep appreciation for how strong I am, courageous I am, for everything I know I can do, to my art practice and the rest of my life. Boxing is teaching me to go deeper, to push harder, to love myself, my creativity, and my life more than I ever have before.
I’m also currently building the next online tapestry exhibit for the American Tapestry Alliance. The curator picked some magnificent pieces and it’s been so fun to see so many incredible artworks. I’m sorry I can’t give you any details, but I’ll post a link on here when the show goes live for those who are interested!