Monday, September 24, 2012

things flow naturally forward

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them—that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
— Lao Tzu

A variation on a wrapped patterns design; adapted from the "wishing papers" design by Diana Vandervoort.

Thread wrap in slate gray; C6 division in metallic silver. Embroidery in four colors: black and three shades of gray. The quote by Lao Tzu is in the bell box along with brass rings that make a quiet traditional rattle. Circumference: 11.5 inches / 29.5 cm; diameter: 3.66 inches / 9.39 cm. Completed 22 September 2012 (no. 164).

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