Tokyo-based textile artist Mana Morimoto creates these amazing compositions by carefully arranging embroidery threads on pictures. The resulting images find their place outside of traditional notions of arts and crafts. Thereby her artistic work has a simple origin: ‘I started working with threads because I wasn’t happy with my life. I was at a point where I felt like I needed to start creating something with my hands. I find stitching and weaving therapeutic and I feel like I have finally found something I’m good at doing and want to continue doing.’ It began with an old tin box full of beads and embroidery treads collected when she was a child. Later she embellished a friend’s painting with her needle works, embroidered some friends’ photos, magazine pages, record covers, gratings, tickets stub and concert tickets. Today she is weaving on a loom, creating terrific and magical works.
I danced one of the most amazing 5 Rhythms waves of my life tonight. It was wild and freeing and sweaty and so magic. This phrase was going through my head the whole wave. “What would it take to welcome your whole self home?” A magical woman named Maeve who I met in Scotland said that to me once. What would it take? What stops us from welcoming our whole selves home? Think about what is stopping you, begin to understand and push on those walls. Self love is a muscle that we must work to strengthen every day. Those walls will give more easily as you grow stronger. Dance them down.