There are some events that change and define a place - for better or worse; sometimes both. Hurricane Harvey was one such event.
I have lived in Houston for nearly forty years. In those years we survived Alicia, Allison, Rita, Ike, and Katrina before Harvey paid us a visit. Although all the storms brought anxiety and stress, nothing could prepare us for the fury of Harvey. My family and I were blessed in that, despite evacuating, we were safe and our home survived unscathed. Most of our city and the entire metro area was not so lucky.
Five months later and many people are still living in homes that are not repaired, money is caught up in red tape and healing cannot fully begin.
I belong to an international group of freeform crochet fiber artists who inspire one another and virtually create together. Each year there is a challenge theme and each artist interprets the theme in his or her own way. There was a tie this year so the choice is either “Galaxy” or “Weather.” There was absolutely no question as to what I will explore.
I’ve gone in search of images that I spent days staring at on TV and the internet. Images that strike fear and those that show the resilience and kindness of humanity. I have no idea what my piece will look like, I just know that this is going to be an amazing adventure. We are asked not to post progress of our work until the unveiling of the show sometime in late spring. I will post pictures as soon as I am able. Until then if you are interested in learning more about freeform crochet - do a google search and select to view images. Your mind will be blown.