(Judith Mackenzie and Velma Root - with kuchulus - at GGFI 2010)
And that was how it began, the weaving. Because of Judith. And that phrase could be added to each of these things I wove, since she has remained a constant mentor in my mind, even though I have not communicated with her at all since that week at Point Bonita. Thanks to her encouragement, I keep weaving
So I feel distraught and a bit helpless when I think of her studio burning down, and all the precious material she has suddenly lost. When I first heard about it, my response was to weave.
The community is responding quickly, a website has been set up, and there will be ways to help. If an auction gets going, you can expect to see some of my handwoven items on the block.
I feel gratitude to Judith continuously, but now is the time to say it out loud and hope she hears it.
Go here for details: http://www.rebuildjudithsstudio.com/index.html#continue