“Craft is engaging. It results in a product. The mind works in a state of meditation in craft, almost the way we half-meditate in physical exercise. There is a marvelously obsessive nature to craft that allows a person to dive down through the ocean of everyday life to a seafloor of meditative making. It is an antidote to what ails you… is a key to understanding one’s personal wealth – and acknowledging that wealth in others, too.”
– Molly Peacock, in her new book The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life’s Work at 72 .
The photo at the top is mine, but taken at the Hooked Rug Museum of North America, online here. The Cheticamp frame and antique rug on it were donated to the museum by Linda Alderdice. More about Molly Peacock and her books can be found at www.mollypeacock.org.