Inspired to create

Wearing my fine golden mat
Inspired to create

Holding my mouth to stop myself from screaming to my husband and also the fact that is was gaping open like a stunned fool.  I was beside myself.  I could not believe it.  If my teenage daughter were to verbalise my moment right now it would go something like this.

“OMG, like no way, OMG, like seriously friggin awesome, like no way, OMG I can’t wait to tell X & X & X, OMG, OMG,OMG”

All of that would have been exclaimed in 5 seconds flat.  Sounding like one long word with heaps of self expression and hand flailing.  She would walk away and I would have no idea who or what she was going on about.  When she realises she has been talking to herself, she will stop and check in with us.

“OMG, Can you guys believe that?”

“Um No way”, we’ll say.  We know she will then, repeat her story in a language we understand 🙂

Samoan Weaving HQ facebook page had caused my massive teenage OMG moment yesterday morning.

Maryann Talia Pau had liked my page and left me a comment.  In awe like a crazed fan I went into my own world.  Even the voice of, “Mum, I got no socks for school”, was but a distant sound from another plain.

Maryann Talia Pau in the weaving world is like David Beckham to soccer.  The names are synonomous to their respective arts.  (Yes, soccer is an art)  Anything that is practised, perfected and striving towards is ART.  It is beautiful to witness.

Please click HERE to see why I believe she is the bees knees in my weaving world. (Apologies not knowing (yet) how to bring this clip up, right here in todays blog post)

Maryann Talia Pau was the source of my inspiration for looking at weaving the kids school art project.  Her woven pieces really exposed my ignorance of my Samoan culture and Samoa’s precious treasures.  I had no idea how impacted I would be.

Impacted enough to seek knowledge and instruction.

1  Found and emailed Pacific Womens Weaving Circle (PWWC) in Melbourne as the internet search revealed nothing in my vicinity.

2  PWWC connected me with WeAve Parramatta.

3  WeAve Parramatta connected me with Seve Faleupolu Gooding on April 20th 2012.

The rest is history.  Looking back and moving forward.

I acknowledge Maryann Talia Pau for inspiring me, Seve Faleupolu Gooding for instructing me and the amazing “superwomen” network for connecting me.

I am truly grateful for the support and humbled by the generous spirit in which we all share.  The world needs networks that support each other.

Fa’afetai lava.  (Thank You very much)

 

 

 

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