Maryanne Moodie Collage Creative PodcastEpisode 17: Maryanne Moodie as she starts from a small and looking inward
By: Amy Küçük
I’m the weaver of Maryanne Moodie on the show today, and she doesn’t need a demonstration beyond that because she’s really Mick Jagger of the weaving world. It was a great pleasure to record this conversation because I am a huge fan. He shares how his pursuit of curiosity leads him to this path, and how he affects my favorite, his art and his life, and spends time with all the emotions he feels, looking and working with. So damn juicy and beautiful – we’re really personal here – and there’s a lot to learn about it. Here we go!
There are a few key points I’d like to dive into a bit more detail – the first is the idea of following your curiosity. Keep your eyes and heart open to things that will increase your interest and creativity. This reminds me of Elizabeth Gilbert’s book – Big Magic: here’s an excerpt from her blog:
“Passion is rare; curiosity is every day.
Curiosity is, therefore, much easier to achieve from time to time than the passionate ones – and the bets are lower, easier to manage.
The trick is to keep track of your moments of little curiosity. This does not require a major effort. Just turn your head an inch. Pause for a moment. Answer what you notice. Look inside. Is there something for you? A piece of information?
For me, there is nothing but a lifelong prey dedicated to creativity – that each successive clue is another tiny shot from curiosity. Pick up each one, open it, then look where it takes you.
Keep doing this, I promise you: Curiosity will finally lead you to passion. ”
I also love that you tell us what your work is about talking to him, expressing what has gone through more than an outward message that he’s trying to publish to the world. Very powerful and beautiful – our art can help us get rid of negativity or any emotion we feel. This is the idea that when we give ourselves time and space to create, and with any emotion, we can find the answer we are looking for. Of course, many of us are very busy and you won’t have time to do it. I’ve said it before, sometimes I write my intuition for such insights, Maryanne. When she loosens herself in her work, she says that her next step will always come from the other side with a small answer. Interestingly, it seems that intertwined looks can do that for us.
Okay – that’s it for today! Below are some photos of Maryanne and her work. Learn more about him here on his site. There are upcoming classes in Brooklyn and LA! Find him here on Instagram. As always, if you like what you hear, I would appreciate a review on iTunes (even if he doesn’t – give me feedback – everything helps!) Thank you very much guys – until next week! XOXO – Amy
How to make macrame feather bag charms
- macrame yarn
- sharp scissors
- wood beads
I started using a piece of macrame yarn about 20 inches long. Fold it in half and place it on a clean surface as shown below.
You also need two pieces of yarn that are 8 inches long and folded in half.
One of the short sequences should be placed under the longer track as shown in the photo below. You can see the entire stream in my video above.
Place the other short rope on top and pass the ends over the tops. This is actually called a square node.
Pull all of them firmly and push the knot into the desired area so that the ends are the same length.
Then knot the base / end of the long string so that the square node can shift from the bottom.
After that you need to keep stacking square knots to get the length you want.
I made my feathers 10 to 12 inches long.
After completing the stacking of the square nodes, you need to remove and scan the macrame thread.
I like to do this part while watching a Netflix show. It calms me down. I know… Weird im
After going all over the macrame feather, you should end up with something you see below.
Now it’s time for a haircut to give a feather shape for wallet jewelry.
Finally you can slip a wooden bead on the end of the rope.
And here you have a very large macrame bag hammer.