Kenzie and I frequent a lovely play space called Gather. It’s a beautiful, open environment filled with toys, craft supplies and a wonderful sense of community for both kids and their parents. When we arrived this morning, there was a pile of fuzzy, colorful rings mounded on the front table. Angela, the owner, was in the midst of facilitating a piece of community art.
She set two big baskets of mixed yarn and scrap fabrics out, and a collection of rings cut from paper towel or toilet paper tubes. Intentions could be written on the cardboard rings before being wrapped snug in yarn and/or fabric. There was no rhyme or reason, you just grab whatever calls to you, and wrap away. Within minutes, the simple process rested my mind, and I really enjoyed seeing how random textures and colors blended together to turn something disposable into something meaningful.
The idea is that all of these handcrafted mini works of art will be combined for an ongoing wall installation. Such a beautiful idea.