Coma. The quilt I call that. I washed it. You probably saw it flying, while drying, over at Instagram if you follow me there. Because I had my phone in my pocket at the moment. Just to bring it here. A large cloth that I have decided to complete as a sleeping bag. Suddenly that made sense.
This side, let's call it the real side. It is quite amazing. It's a map that I think only I might understand. I will continue to work on it. I was planning to talk but I will not talk about this cloth anymore. Because it is now about something unsayable. And has cleared a path for new work.
This cloth has an earthiness about it. To be wrapped in this cocoon of lovely stitch, would bring about a very peaceful rest. I could daydream for hours wrapped up in this wrapping cloth and know that much love and thought went into it. Actually, it reminds me of a great big bear hug that my dad used to give before he passed.
what a great memory to be compared to
We call them sleeping sacks. But I think of them as sleeping cocoons.
human wrapping cloth
how water and wind and sun give new life to cloth … as if it stiffens its spine, ready to go on
Those things, maybe cloth is an element.
A sleeping bag is a great idea and I really do think that there is a point where we just don’t have to say. Some things need to be left a mystery. 🙂
Maybe you’re right. Reconsidering!
Coma as a personal map, yet has it always been so? To be a holding cloth that becomes a way to hold in a new way…this is so you, working with new eyes. Big Love to you.
So me, and so you!
magnificent and powerful
I’ve been watching your 101 videos and it all seems so simple – simple stitches simply placed. Yet you have created this from it. It’s magic. I am slowly learning to stitch, but I still need to figure how to stitch myself into it
Just love it
It is a fantastic piece ….so unique and so much to see …its lovely.
I always see it as a bit weird.
Coma is very beautiful. I wanted to put the name into search and read every word about how it started and how it was made. I also was thrilled to look through Flicker, and want to come back to it and admire your works even more, to study. Thanks so much! Coma all by itself could be a book.
Yeah, i want to gather the story up.
“The answer my friend, is blowin’ in the wind…”
Well it was a big wind event…
Hieroglyphs of the unconscious
The spirit of language came to mind.
It’s like a time capsule. A library of time and space.
It somehow seems a record of before it was.
It is as if it belongs there in the woods. The matching colours and the rhythm of the wind.
The wind blew it right off the line.
To echo JanStevenson … “These things we work on” … they work on us is the real spin. What comes through hands from heart and from The Beyond make their way across the “wily border” from unseen into seen and then it’s up to us learn to read the cipher. It’s all there. Coma is a beauty … is it a moon-induced coma? (smile) Sweet dreams only in that sleeping bag.
A self induced coma.
Your coma quilt is beautiful!
It wouldn’t matter if it wasn’t
I love how imperfectly perfect it is.
Sweet intrigue… to cocoon, and feel its past and its warmth should feel amazing.
Cocoon is a good word.
have been waiting over 10 years for this.
haven’t been able to access the Flikr slideshow in a long time. deep grief for that.
I’m going to recreate it here, for the record..
The original slideshow?
Yeah, i think i can make it into a movie thing.
it is very honestly the most Beauty FULL thing i have ever seen in
my whole life
Oh my, that’s big
Amazing. I’m also digging out old projects that have stories in them. Thanks so much fir sharing your beautiful work and thoughts.
The piles of cloth are deep here
It’s a teaching cloth for me.
these things we work on. isn’t it interesting what they have to tell us so long after completion. things we weren’t aware of at the time. how they fill in the picture. love the idea of a sleeping bag.
It is. I need more from this one. Made while I was saying so much, now a way to curl up in a way. I will have to make it a bit bigger.
It feels like just yesterday but its been with mr for so long now.
Very special photo 🙌🏻💗
in the first pic, a magical flying carpet, with a shadow shaped like a doorway…
The shadow is so great.
I think that’s it…
That is the thing about working on your project with your whole self a very personal revelation can sometime come along and open a new pathway. I hope this revelation is one that has opened up something that has been sitting with you for a while now has been made manifest!!