Intuitive Improvisational Art… Cecelia Takes The Lead…

It all started so simply. I was making a Rainbow Serpent named Cecelia. I got this far and ran out of yarn so had to put her back on Anastasia (My vintage dressform…) while I spun up another large spindle of the Turquoise yarn, a blend of wools and Cotswold curls. She was coming along quite nicely…


As I was spinning the big spindle of the turquoise blend I was *told* (by the Muse…) that I needed a lighter, brighter, sparkly edge. It took 2 weeks to spin 3 spindles of this yarn because there are 12 fibers in this yarn and I had to lay it out about 3 feet at a time, layer all the elements, spin, and start over again. So finally I had all the yarn I needed to finish all but the face and I was ready to start in again. Here’s the yarn, ready to go…



I was anxious to start but my Garment Inspector, Coco, had to check over the work finished so far to make certain there were no embarrassing errors. She’s very particular and hard to please…. sigh… There’s no being a slacker with Coco in the studio.

I was really tickled to get started. With the piece so far laid out with the spindles around it to picture what the new edge would look like, pleased with the colors and how the piece was unfolding, I was ready to go…


But… the Muse had other ideas… I crocheted the rest of the turquoise yarn around the unfinished part of that edge, wove in the edges, and picked up the first of the spindles of the yellow blend, sparkly yarn, and all of a sudden —–


Click on the above picture to get a larger view…


— the new yarn started finding it’s way around the black center of the serpent! I was absolutely startled! I had no idea at all that this was where the yarn wanted to go, and I am loving it. I wish you could really see how sparkly it is, and this piece is really heavy. Heavy in a comfortable, comforting way. This serpent will most definitely protect you and keep you grounded.

So once again, art has it’s way with me. I think it will be done by the end of the week, but I’m whispering that. I really do want to get it up in the shop before it turns into a full length cloak…

……. sssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhh …….

Maitri, sneaking out, crochet hook in hand, not looking back over shoulder…

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Comments

  1. I love it Maitre! Very colorful and I just love the picture of coco in the middle of your art. So wonderful.

  2. Thank you so much honey, that means a lot to me. Sorry it took me a bit to answer this. Cecelia will be finished and going up in my etsy story today! FINALLY!

    Hugs and Blessings to you,

    Maitri

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