So Story. A story illustrates going. Even though there is no there there. story is
I put a white dot in the red center (heart) of the cabin. And then... light
I like this last photo. Like a path from one thing to another. With this small story cloth, I begin again. Just going. Being amazed at how things form. There is so much more to say about this one. Tomorrow then.
PS: In this year of 2023, I began a series called Talking Pages in the Forever Zone. In my head, now, the Blog has become that. I have opened up access to the few private Talking Pages that were posted. I will not continue there, I will continue here. I am almost 72, and I'm feeling good!
I really like how they float…
Absolutely play…at least for me. 🙂 This is something I have been thinking a lot as I’ve been experimenting with inks.
so much to play with!
Lovely. An offering from Paul Klee: “A line is a dot that went for a walk.” Thank you, Jude, for being you.
my favorite artist, I used that line for a project once in art school. I will probably come across it as I sort through all my old loose pages here.
I’m still hoping the ‘loose pages’ may yet find their way into book form. Not entirely a Luddite, but do rather struggle with the dance of navigating online pages. Oh dear; must be my age…🙄
Ha, I get it…!
My brain is processing story versus still-life.
First daffodil today!
They are poking through here too.
Today I am 75! and you gave me your gift talk. Not sure if I’ve understood each word but your soft voice and slow speech help me to sense the talks
So grateful for your gift 🙂 Enjoy your day !
I would love to think that talking might be a gift. I think conversation can be that . Not talking at but talking to. Even to oneself.
In my mind I talk TO my best friends (real and virtual) to keep bad thoughts away – so relaxing 🙂
And happy 75!
Happy Birthday and may you have many more
The “snow globe” idea of white dots still resonating.
We are supposed to have snow today, a good day to create one with the white dots. Such an expressive symbol.
They always make me smile. A field of dots(beginnings) floating around.😁
I’m not sure if it’s just me or because of your opening up, but I feel more continuity today. No half on this page and half on the sun-click page.
I also love hearing your voice. It’s a challenge for me to listen because you’ll say something and my mind takes off on that and I miss what you said after. I need to rewind. But that’s a good thing! It means I’m engaged. So don’t stop talking. (I probably should keep a notebook as I listen.)
I’ll definitely be relistening to your explanation of story.
Exactly. I feel the path more clearly. I created a broken line. Fixin’ it. I ❤
I’m always looking for depth and meaning in everyday life. I always find it here, on your pages and in your work. That’s why I keep coming back. It’s very satisfying to my soul. Please never stop. ❤️
I can keep going now, I feel more comfortable about so many things. Some new sense of season.
WhoRay for feeling good!
the joy of playing. telling stories. make believe. letting one thing become another. children do it so effortlessly. your words ‘n cloth stories bring it all back. i’ll think of these things as i dye ‘n weave today…
it is effortless, I think we try too hard
Stitch and philosophy, I LOVE it 🤓
I will have to balance all this talking with wordlessness 🙃
I was very intrigued with your discussion of “eyes”. Your paper and cloth pieces come to life for me when you add a face and the eyes speak to me. I thank you … you teach me “feelings”.
I am welling up with things to say about faces. it comes to me more clearly in real time.
Ancient Sun. Star. Oh, the Feather, so light!
really a lot of things floating around out there.
Love your talking pages! And have a happy birthday coming up💗🎉✌🏼
watch out you won’t be able to shut me up, ha!
The eyes looking inward & outward. I see & am seen through the ethereal vis a vis Nature. The power of connectivity.
Seeing w/the heart. 💖
Thanks for the food for thought today!
I am very upbeat today
I can hear it in your voice!
That’s the thing about talking…
Allowing things to become other things..Jude, these stories…how well you teach this one thing becoming other things ..it’s what really grabs me when I see your work…this resonates so much..
And in Life …. One thing becomes other things and the stories we all create and tell in our own ways….
You are a wonderful teacher….Amazing how you can address these things which live beyond words ..
allowing us to see….
It really everything, the becoming, we become blind to it sometimes, we are so busy with thingness.
Intuitive going…the current creation leading the way, conveying itself through our hands.
Your voice, words so clearly expressing the trust in & unwordableness of abstract/intuitive art/craft/creation/story.
It sure is hard to fi d the right words but just talikng helps…
Today, all the cloth — backgrounds and pieces — look so soft, so touchable. Comforting. And always beautiful. Thank you.