Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Inspire: Community Coming Together

This weekend was the launch of the ArtVend Machine.  We shared information at three events in two days, including the Octagon Art Festival.  There was so much stuff going on in town that weekend, my head is still spinning.  However, it was a great time.  Everywhere we went, there was music from the Maximum Ames festival.  People were excited about our project and about the weaving we were doing. 

I've been a hermit in my past, a shy person who couldn't talk to strangers about anything.  But now, I really enjoy being able to share my passion with the community.  And I have a passion for being with my community.  Communities aren't just made up of people you live by, they are artistic, spiritual, interest groups, and more. 

One of the things I learned while sitting in the booth, helping people learn to weave, was that we all are like a tapestry.  We are woven together, made of different threads, but we all create a larger piece of something.  I may plan to do one thing with my thread, but someone will enter my tapestry and take my thread some place I never thought of.  And it's more beautiful that way. 

What communities are you a part of?  Who is a part of your tapestry?


  1. Great post! I have just started to realize how important my community is.

  2. Thanks! We will miss you when you guys finally move.