Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Red chakra, blue sky

Detail, "Red Energy -- 1st Chakra," by Sherrie Spangler
 Size:  17"w x 20"  Copyright 2006

My daughter mentioned that her Taiji Quan (tai chi) teacher focused on the first chakra -- the red one -- yesterday, and that reminded me of my red chakra quilt that's been hidden in the closet for years. I'm not going to go into chakras here. You can google it if you need to know more, or read about it in wikipedia by clicking here.

So, since we had a nice sunny day with a brilliant blue sky, I unwrapped the quilt and took it outside for a photograph. While I was at it, I snapped a photo of the sky to have on hand when the clouds move back in.

The sky today in Gig Harbor, WA!

View of Mt. Rainier today.

I also took this photo of Mt. Rainier towering over the South Puget Sound this afternoon. It was very cold, and people were torn between wanting to linger at the park where I took this photo and wanting to get back in their warm cars.

Detail showing gold foiled spiral.
Getting back to the quilt ... I had planned to make one for every chakra, working my way up through the body and the rainbow. (Remember, "Sherrie Loves Color!") But I wasn't crazy about this first one ... it's not the warm rich red I hoped for ... not enough depth or complexity... maybe I need to work on that chakra.

I've almost convinced myself to shove this one back in the closet and move onto the next one, which would be ORANGE, my favorite color! I'll keep you posted.

Have a colorful day!


The Idaho Beauty said...

Let me be the first of many who undoubtedly will say - Wait! Don't stick that beautiful full of energy quilt back in the closet...send it to me!!! ;-)

I really do think it is fabulous, but if it wasn't the color red you really wanted to fulfill your vision, I totally understand.

Yep, send it to me... vbg

Sherrie Spangler said...

So Sheila, when is your birthday?

Judys Fiber Art said...

I guess that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder." I think it is fabulous.

Sherrie Spangler said...

Thank you, Judy. It does look better in the photo than in person.

The Idaho Beauty said...

Not until August, Sherrie, but Judi and I are in the habit of bestowing birthday gifts whenever we get around to it. You could call it very early or very late and I'd never bat an eye! ;-)