Feel Free

patching it together

This is where I began a compost pile. For mulched leaves after mapping and clearing some paths. I removed some brush so it can actually be seen from the kitchen window. It almost seems carved. I feel protected somehow. And the place here seems to be sharing story.

I cannot believe I did not see this before.  The face. Sitting right there at the highest point on the property.  The surveyor.  I will name it that for now. Or no, Keeper of the Higher Ground.

I am using this small project, from here, to test a few options for video and audio before I begin again here. In this one, the video was recorded and the audio track was added over it.  Just testing the option.

The little Japanese teapot is from Richard Carbin (resource page).  We got about 12 butternuts last year, they sprouted by themselves from the compost.

So here we are.  A little long cloth in April.  I was going to put this in the shop as a stitching base.  But I am in it now.  And I want to test the saying till I finish, step by step as I also prep my video skills to continue.  Also here is the last butternut squash from last summer.  They kept well in the basement, Time to prepare a more organized "root cellar" set up.  I will grow lots of potatoes this year. And do some preserving and drying.

We did get a bit of snow and it is cold, but another warm up is on it's way.

I think the next layer on this one will be some drawing. But not too much more.  It  really needs to be about simple.


  1. Helen Lee

    I finally got to watch and listen to this video. I like the audio overlay, and I love the silences. Music would spoil the meditative peace for me.

  2. Carolyn

    I look forward to your emails. I really enjoy watching you stitch, never boring… your stitching and voice are so relaxing. Thank you for sharing your Art. Xo

  3. Lee Ann Grush

    Thank you for this vid… I find it very soothing to watch you stitch… I have been playing around with needles and threads this last year and get inspiration from man6 places and people ( like you )!

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