I have been thinking.
Yes, I try everyday to find a little time for contemplation.
Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars... and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy. Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance. Look at the flowers - for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are. ~Osho
I have been thinking about the negative people, attempting to darken the otherwise bright and colorful landscape the blogging community generates. I have been thinking that perhaps they might be nature deprived. It made me think of this quote by Thoreau.
"I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright. "
I want to have a nature inspired, natural dyed, full of life and color giveaway today. The prize is a little collection of hand dyed fabrics to inspire you. There will be two ways to win. One is just to leave a comment by midnight this coming friday. The other is to tell me what you might make with this fabric. The first will be picked by a random number generator , the second will be totally subjectively my decision. The prize will also include fabrics dyed last summer with berries and lichen and also a few experiments that I haven't yet shared and am really excited about. Sounds good doesn't it.
I hope that wets your appetite for natural dyed fabrics.
If you are interested there is a little debate about natural dyeing vs synthetic dyes going on in the comments here. Scroll down to the post of the 11/2/11 and read the comments. I just don't feel like repeating myself here. It is always good to think about these things and it is great that there are forums for discussion.
all the best!
ps edgar is overwhelmed with all the loving. He may be giving JB a little run for the money.