This heart, from way back, I found it because I was looking through the old advanced cloth weaving class which was never released beyond being the original workshop. There were reasons. But I like how this technique begins to cross over into painting here. And looking back, I did not see that then. Not how I see it now.
Yesterday was Valentine's Day.
Not a big day for me. Us. As a holiday.
And as I was browsing through what is here on this site, to get a feel for how to continue, I came across what I wrote about the Free Class Whispering Hearts.
Considering Heart because I was never comfortable with it
How much I learn from moving outside my (sometimes selfish) focus. Is focus a form of selfishness? I am asking myself that today. And then, Self-ish. Can I redefine that? To make it more useful. More Shameless. But without the typical discussion that follows. I get tired of the sides that everything splits into. The stored up thoughts that come from somewhere else. New paths, we need new paths. where thought is new. Fresh. Is that possible?
I was invited to do a Zoom Chat this week. With other Textile Folks. It brought up a lot of shit that plagues me these days. The stuff about social media and being published and fame and fortune, my shy self. Path. Food for another talking day. To make a long story short, I declined for now. I am swimming in a sea of confusion that has a lot to do with but not necessarily caused by older age.
I hope you are all doing well. It is still below freezing here, since the last snow. But there is a powerful moon and a big shift on the horizon. There is a healthy sized group of folks gathering at the Forever Zone and I look forward to considering Forever along with you. How to build that place. Together.
I post this here, a February past, in memory of Herm, for those of you that remember her. A student who fell ill while we were all gathered for some cloth weaving... this piece eventually became Herm's Heart which I was able to send to her before her passing. And she called me. And I remember her voice so clearly.