As I write this I've got Paul Simon's The 59th Street Bridge Song quietly floating through my mind: "Slow down, you move too fast, you got to make the morning last..." Words of wisdom. The Slow Food movement picked up on this theme back in the 1990s, and journalist Carl Honore gave it a broader focus in his 2004 book In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed.
Quilter, designer, writer, blogger, and personality Mark Lipinski took this same theme to heart when he began The Slow Stitching Movement last year. It's wonderful to see someone with so much creativity and energy putting that toward uniting us Slow Stitchers. Mark and I had the opportunity to talk by phone recently, and we had a great time. Stay tuned for hearing me as one of the guest podcasters on The Slow Stitching Movement podcast.
Yesterday I also became the latest guest blogger on The Slow Stitching Movement site. You can read my post here:
For those of you who read my recent Turtle Time blog post, you'll find some connecting themes here. We could all learn a lot from turtles.
Here's to the coming spring and the joys of a slower, more deliberate way of art-making and life.