This piece was inspired by a three day drive I took on my own. I had my first ever solo show of my work at Sauder Village Rug Hooking Week in 2018. The drive took me three glorious days of music blaring, windows open, stopping when I wanted to. The words from my journal were
Finding kindred spirits. Feeling free as a bird, letting go … Laying her burdens down. 27″ x 19″ $1200
Photo by Kelly Clark.
My Wild Woman mats are a departure from my healing mats in that they are not abstract in design. Each Wild Woman mat incorporates all of the eight Chakra colours. Having all eight colours feels like the woman in the mat is in alignment with her body and soul. She has clear, flowing, energy.
These mats are playful. I find them heart lifting to design and hook, so will choose to do them when I need a little bit more lightness in my life. And yes, they are somewhat autobiographical.
Being a Wild Woman is feeling free to express yourself, to have fun. It means being true to yourself. There is also an element of nature and wildness, like being moved by the earth’s rhythms. When I am feeling like a Wild Woman I feel taller, more powerful, unstoppable.
A Wild Woman feels free – to be part of the sisterhood, to be herself, to dance, to move freely and to say what is in her heart. A Wild Woman knows what she needs and gives herself permission to go for it, to accept it. She is wild from a place of inner joy, but also from inner anger and righteousness.