Hey Hey Heyfield – an artist residency in Gippsland.
Shortlisted. Phone interview. Laughter. Connection. And a welcome email. Yay! A week in Gippsland for me.
Gippsland, Victoria? I’ve never been there before. Brrrr, it sounds cold, but my heart is filled with joy… What a bonus – a chance to travel and do what I do best – weave, play and share.
Well I’m on the train on my way home after a magnificent week of intensive teaching, garden scouring, fibre twirling and tribe gathering. The residency, funded by creative Gippsland and Wellington shire council, was all about community engagement. And that we did, and we did it well.
An amazing group of weavers has emerged. All addicted… To plants and using them for creative purposes 😊. But even more than that, this little group of new friends have decided to keep the momentum growing and to meet up regularly for weaving together, and for sharing their journeys in life, for real connection and community. A true container of joy for me.
I contemplate my relatively solitary childhood and ponder the wisdom of the workings of universe, unfolding in perfect divine flow. My life is now spent gathering tribes together – from little pockets of weavers near me, and far from me, to sitting in circle with groups as far away as the African Kalahari. Gathering the sisterhood, weaving, weaving, weaving the fibres of our lives together.
Weaving the masterpiece of life together, one revolution at a time. Thank you Heyfield, for inviting me to sow the seeds of another revolution in our collective basket. 😊