SECTION OF DRESS: Rainbow Serpent
A textile artist and trained councillor working with dreams creates a Rainbow Serpent after a synchronistic connection.
Bee Blake had been following the Red Dress for over a year and was actively trying to find its location within the UK. About a month ago a conversation led a local friend of hers to share that not only was it in Somerset, but the Red Dress (and I) lived in the very same village that she had just moved to!
Our mutual friend introduced us over email, and as soon as time allowed, I popped the dress in the car and went to visit!
Bee’s beautiful home is adorned with all sorts of textiles, embroideries, wall hangings, ornaments and objects - all created by her in an ongoing investigation of her life’s journey and of her own healing.
Bee is a trained counsellor and arts therapist who has been studying and working with dreams since 1973. She is also currently studying IAT, a healing therapy using chakra energy points within the body. Bee has worked with many vulnerable groups and individuals over the years, and with such a warm heart, humility, depth of understanding and innate wisdom I can imagine the impact she would have made on so many people’s lives.
Bee began her journey with embroidery in 1981 in North Devon, when she felt unexplainably drawn to a lady in her yoga class. They connected and began a mutual exchange of their skills…this lady - a fine embroiderer taught Bee the art of stitching whilst Bee was able to help the other come to terms with her childhood trauma through counselling.
I asked Bee whether she would like to add an embroidery onto the Red Dress and she was thrilled. I picked up the skirt from her house a week later, and found a Rainbow Serpent expertly added to the garment.