Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Ensó and the fire monkey

I have come full circle. A journey that started in 2008 has finally come to a close. The year of the fire monkey brings all that has passed to an end. I chose Ensó as one of the words I will work with this year along with 'allowing'. Ensó is a circle that is hand-drawn in one or two uninhibited brushstrokes to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create.

I am embroidering a golden circle on my hanging, Not quite the spontaneous ensó, but a collection of silk threads draped and then sewn on to the backing. 'Allowing' the circle to emerge on it's own rather than me trying to control it into a perfect shape. All part of the process.

So in the spirit of the fire monkey 
'Anything and everything that is no longer serving your highest and best interest  has to go. It is time to end any thoughts, habits, beliefs, people, places, or things that are no longer worthy of moving forward with you into the new.'