Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Times they are a-changin'

As the great folk poet Bob Dylan sang, the times they are a-changing. Beginning August 1, 2011, I will be taking a sabbatical from my job as a sales rep for Macomber Looms. There are a few reasons I have decided to take this break, but the primary one is that I must focus more of my time and energy to "Woven Voices: Messages from the Heart", the global community peace project that I launched almost four years ago. This project is at a pivotal point and demands my full attention.
Community woven prayer flags

In addition to this global peace project, this fall I will be completing my master thesis for my degree in Art and Healing from Wisdom University. 

So for at least until early November, I will no longer be taking orders, answering questions or problem solving for you dear weavers. I feel very torn about this decision, but I know in my heart it is the right thing to do at this time.

I will continue to follow and support folks who have placed orders and are still awaiting delivery.

So if you have orders that you would like to place before I sign off....please give me a call or email me until  Saturday 8/1/11.

You can keep up with my work my projects and my teaching through my other blog and my website.

Peace and goodwill to each of you ~ Sarah

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Celebrations, summer and a flash back!

Happy Belated Peace-filled Independence Day!

I have been busy in the studio overseeing the Woven Voices weaving project...and we are making peace flags like crazy! I have about a dozen weavers coming over the course of each week! Special thanks to all you Macomber blog readers who responded to my Kickstarter project....we made our funding goal on Sunday!!

It is summer here in Maine and the living is easy, full of amazing opportunities to be with family, friends and nature. Today I took my (almost) daily swim in the near by salt water cove (with wet suit!!) and little dog Faye was right on my heels the whole 3/4 mile swim!

Mom weaves a prayer flag 2008
This week my mother celebrates her 90th birthday. She is an AMAZING woman. She treated herself to a hot air balloon ride as a birthday present!! For her birthday the family is gathering at her home in Yarmouth, Maine. Happy Birthday Mom!!

And while I was preparing for her birthday, I was going through old photos to make a collage for her. Look at this vintage clipping I found! 

Me at age 29, weaving at the Macomber shop. For a few years, I ran weaving classes in the upstairs of the barn shop. Geez...I look awfully young!
Local news story about Macomber Looms 32 years ago!!
Woven Voices prayer flag in South Africa Buddhist garden.
I hope you are having a fun summer, finding time to celebrate the loving connections of family and old friends while enjoying the beauty of nature.

I enjoy hearing from each of you and if you are in Maine this summer, look me up!

Happy Weaving ! ~~ Sarah