1 January 2019

Breathe

The beach is a place I feel I can fully breathe.

I woke up this New Year’s day morning with a word on my mind. Breathe. A few days ago, my friend Mary Jane published a post in which she chose a word for 2019. It got me thinking. At first I was at a loss to decide on a word that I wanted to characterize […]

17 December 2018

Without conditions

Handspun & hand dyed fibres in the soft pink of the Heart Chakra

What is unconditional love? And how do we get there? Unconditional: not subject to conditions: wholehearted, unqualified, unreserved, unlimited, unrestricted, unmitigating, unquestioning, complete, total, entire. I’ve been working on my latest mat called This Cord of Love That Binds Us during my artist in residence at the Centre for Craft, Nova Scotia. I found myself […]

29 November 2018

Reconnecting

Is there something you used to love to do, but never thought you could do again? Do you remember the way it made you feel? What if it were possible to re-capture just a tiny bit of that sensation, if you could reconnect with the feeling once again? How would your body feel and what […]

13 November 2018

#she-inspires-me

Wild Women

I feel so lucky to be living in a time where everywhere I turn there are women living their lives and doing things that bring me joy and inspire me. These women are mentors and friends. They are women in the media, writers, women in business and women next door. Some of them are what […]

17 September 2018

We Don’t Always Get What We Want

I always wanted a different kind of Mom. One who would bake and cook and fill my freezer when I needed her to. Instead I got a Mom who worked hard to give us a home, who was creative and resourceful. I got a Mom who taught us about learning and being adventurous. She was […]

4 September 2018

Dancing in the Rain

The joy of Rosehips

When is the last time you had a moment of joy that gave you such pleasure that it still makes you smile when you think of it? Last month I was at Sauder Village Rug Week and was going from dinner at The Barn to a gallery talk and the heavens opened up. It had […]

9 August 2018

Authentically Wild

Joy Releasing Detail

This week I was inspired by a quote about what it means to be authentic from Brene Brown, a woman who seems to me to be the epitome of her real self. She said “Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and […]

23 July 2018

Wild Woman Wonderings

Chakra Colour detail of body of Wild Woman in Willow Tree Pose, designed & hooked by Meryl Cook

What does it mean to be a Wild Woman? Perhaps you’ve seen the Wild Woman Sisterhood posts on Facebook. More often than not, I am drawn to click and share their posts about women and freedom and friendship. In the past couple of years I’ve designed and hooked a few of a series I call […]