It's early February and after a February-like January, we seem to be warming up like a January thaw. It's a sloppy spongy mess but it is an awakening all the same. Everything that knows how to sing seems to be singing, even me.
This is a blog style post. It comes to you the same way, by email. But it will be listed separately in the sidebar on the site itself, under Feel Free Blog as opposed to Feel Free Newsletter. Both are there, in case you want to browse separately between News and creative content. Going forward there will be more of a difference. Occasionally there will be a little Moon, like this:
And that just means there is a link to the Forever Zone in the post. If you are part of that it will probably take you on another small journey. I thought the little Moon might be a good symbol for Forever.
I had been fooling around with clouds, they take a while so not too many yet, and I have some new ideas for shaping them.
While playing with patches this morning, I suddenly began to consider trees.
Some sort of Natural Order , I suppose.
I suddenly thought of a tree as a grounded cloud. Or a path from earth to sky. As always, a million images have formed in my head.
I used fold and stitch here. To build my base. I have a lot more to say about fold and stitch. ( I am trying to remember to make the words that take you somewhere green, Green for Go.
Our garden is awakening too. And that is giving energy to me as well. Yesterday we were hiking through the dunes, and you could just feel this energy of awakening around us.
yeah, the shift is there even though it seems like winter now and then
We’re having a few warmer days, melting the foot and a half of icy snow, trees show signs of waking up, a new round of snowy days to begin on Tuesday… a most unusual winter here in the west slope of the Rockies. Have had four days now where I could sit on the deck, listening to the birds and sketching. Snow will send me back inside to stitch for a week or so ❄️🌨🌧☃️🌬💖💖
the weather is wild. this morning 4 more inches of snow and still snowing.
would love to simply watch you play… dipping in the vat, mumbling as you fold ‘n stitch… nothing pre-meditated, just leaving the camera on, letting us witness your process. raw. uncut. pure jude. x
i did a bit of that way back. the man was helping me with video.
This brings to mind a quote from Kahlil Gibran: “Trees are the poems the earth writes upon the sky.”
Oh, good to rememberthis one!
Love all the POSSIBILITIES slowly awaking in your yard, and soon to be Springing Forth! Yay…
You fence to keep the wild critters out, we must fence to keep our “wild” (not really!) hens out, ha!
Love, love the tree thoughts… I’ve always had a thing for trees…and sky, and flowers, and leaves, and yeah….Nature. But…TREES!
(it’s going to be really hard to stay indoors very very soon)
yeah, that urge to be outside with hands in dirt has emerged as if by magic. Poof.
I’m all in for Trees! 💚
I suppose I have done a lot of them over the years. There are so many ways.
I love the structure, but I’m stumped by the mailbox in the middle …
gosh, I think I posted about that somewhere. It is the old mailbox that was here when we moved in. Rusted out a bit and needed some repair. We made a new one for the mail and made this one into a birdbox. Still needs a roof.
love letter to birds <3
that tree is mind-blowingly beautiful & sweet; am very impressed by wooden structure on the right…….
like Helen we have lots of green on our side of the pond, not to mention browns in all the muddy shades imaginable…..fortunately lots of snowdrops too! and soon daffodils!
yeah, simple is just such a relief lately.
built the garden fence in late summer to keep the deer out. still need some wire fencing around the bottom half to keep out the groundhogs. we are considering , eventually, enclosing part of it like a greenhouse.
( much considering will never more than that)
mud, everywhere mud.
Years ago we lived overlooking a woodland, and the trees often looked as though they had created misty clouds floating around their crowns. I used to say ‘Look…the trees are breathing’.
Love your cloud tree.
Storm woke me up in the early hours…it’s still going. I’m sending you some of our green…we have loads enough to share!
yes, the mist. maybe I can dye some misty clouds.
trees breathing is a nice image.
this morning more green!
Your cloth reminds me of the fungi doco on Netflix, I watched yesterday. How trees communicate with each other via mycelium, we are all connected.
ah yes, a giant mushroom!
connection is something big to work with right? in a way, story.
…and the green grass grew all around, all around…
lovely tree 🙂
song of the day now…ha
Trees..like clouds near the ground….sets my imagination going on a journey today..shapes and shape shifters…
shape shifting is a big truth
like sailors…navigating maps and design…. maybe i’ll make myself a
hat of some sort…a sailors hat.
you are prepared this season…for your Growing. Thank you for
picturing this. a Navigational point in my mind
i hope you show us your hat grace.
yes, much more prepared. still so much work, loving work to do.
So fun to click on the dotted line words, it’s like morse code and you never know what the message will reveal.
oh I want it to be like that, and it is always changing.
Trees, lots of trees! Knots, stems, leaves, all of it!
I really need green right now
I love the tree! What a great idea.
I love this simple shape challenge. I don’t want to grow up.
do you remember that game red light green light? glad green has a destination.
Ha, gosh that brings back memories!
was just remembering those old schoolyard games, forgot about that one–one of my faves, actually! more stealth/less coordination needed…HAH!