“Seeking culture” is the title of an album I created in my personal face book page of my first weaving session with WeAve Parramatta on April 20th 2012.
Since that day of weaving my first mini Samoan mat I,
-have woven a fine mat out of gold curling ribbon
-have created and manage my own website/blog and NOW trialling SWHQ by Maureen Unasa
-write poetry for self-therapy lol 🙂
-have unintentionally made a traditional Samoan headpiece (tuiga) that won an art competition
-have made a mini mat mini series online instructional video
-have sewn my own Samoan two piece outfit (puletasi)
-have almost completed a DIY (do it yourself)shadow box frame for a wedding weaving piece
-am about to begin a woven floral project
-will do a christmas weave with Year 6 students of my favourite primary school
-will meet (soon) and assist a sixteen year old Samoan girl with her visual arts project for next year
-have met and worked with amazing artists from all walks of life
-have met and connected with a few famous peeps
-have become seriously addicted to bangle-ing (bangle bling)
-have made lots of new friends near and far
What a roller coaster ride.
So what’s next…..
Loads of exciting possibilities in the pipe lines for 2013…but first on the agenda…….
Hanging out for a long awaited, scrimped and saved for, holiday to the land of my birth with my little family.
Reuniting with my siblings and parents after four years. All together again. Same place. Same time. Cheeeee Hoooooo. (Samoans scream this alot when they are excited or EXTRAcited according to my younger sister. )
Sit back, sip, soak up some rays. Who better to celebrate the year that was 2012? With the ones that know me alllll tooooo welllll of course hahahaha.