the other side
The stitching, quilting really, is simple. But then not, because it has been on my mind, it seems to have a vanishing point. At the same time there is a vibrating outward. They are part of the same thing. I imagine in my head how so many unrelated pieces could be held together in a story moment by doing this. Walking stitch. I am letting the rings fade away into white. I will continue and then that might be enough. Maybe a bit of work on the vanishing point.
What if I cut a small hole?
So, you know, over time, with a bit more work on the glossary, I could just tell my story, you know, how it is going, and that might simply expand into teaching on it's own without any formalized attempt to teach on my part. Those little words underlined in red might just reach out and say hey, there is more to this story if you are interested. They have begun to help me remember where I have been.
The red shoes. ❤️. I am drawn to ruby red shoes. -ksozgirl
sometimes things just happen…ha.
(((Jude))) love your wild moon dancer!
I had to look closer to see the stitches, how they faded. Thinking about how things can be absorbed as a form of vanishing.
My thought on this, is that the fierce feline, who suffers no fools, is taking the things that she feels are containing her and giving it a freaking good toss, . The back says she did just that and she is now free to do her thing. Love your thoughts and insights….you are a very “fresh” positive person. Thanks.
I love your story!
Thank you Jude, your stories don’t go unnoticed. Firstly I gaze upon your picture, I enlarge and move around to every corner to just take it in and make up my own story, then I turn to your wisdom and see what your eyes see!
to look and think first, this is good…
The depth and skill required for this reminds me of the old master painters. Mysterious and beautiful imaging. Love.
it has that feeling of an old painting and for some reason now, I am thinking of Hieronymus Bosch
Had to go look up “Hieronymus Bosch”…yes, I can see that.
An echo of the circle. Sound, light, whatever– vibrating outward.
oh echo, thank you for that! , now if I think about it as echo, a kind of ghosting comes to mind.
This is off subject, but I am interested in growing my own indigo. I found 2 kinds listed in my garden books, not sure what is available in garden store. Researching.
I have a small backyard behind my house, but I will find space.
I find Japanese Indigo the easiest. Where are you located? It grows well in a pot.
Jude~ I really think you’ve been doing both of these kinds of teaching all along…the “trying” to teach & the “just being” teaching, both flow from you (in some way or another) in each post.
As for this piece, I love this appearing and disappearing ripple. It feels like how we make an impact in our worlds, more at some times than others. Also, there is something about this beasts little legs – their shape and position- are just so darn cute (not a word I use often). If it was a child, I would be saying “Look at those lil leggers!”
you are right, I am just tied up in some sort of knot lately, but I’ll calm down, promise…
those legs, she has a lighter side 😂
So much integration in this piece (and all of them) … stitches integrating disparate pieces, thread-binding so to speak. Exquisite. Ditto to all of the comments. Happy day to you.
the simplest form of it, integration, just stitch through it.
The vibration of stitches really did seem to lighten the load!
right? I stood back and was breathing easier.
The Doppler Effect in Cloth and Thread…like casting an idea and watching the thought ripple out.🪡
ha, love that
I use the underlined words. And love them. Never know what gem of wisdom I will find. I hope they just remain to be discovered. Thank you
I’m glad! I have so much to add, it will be the way for me to let other places go, to bring it here but not make it seem cluttered.
as my eyes move along the surface of this cloth, stopping to rest at different places ‘n simply listen, i’m overwhelmed by the beauty of it. like witnessing the actual birthing of an idea. each time i listen, i hear a different story.
this one has a different kind of thinness, I feel transparent.
Thank you Jude, I believe that sharing is the finest kind of teaching.
It feels good to know it can be that
Love your pieces and your thought sharing!
happy to know that
Vibrating like a heartbeat.
Love it! Always a new way of looking at things. That’s what I love the most.
Love this piece!
Thanks for continuing to share your thoughts and creations Jude 💙
I guess I can’t help it…
I find your work infinitely intriguing and impactful.
Thank you for sharing this storytelling with cloth to all of us.
You are an inspiration!!
ah, thank you.
I realize it doesn’t have to be any of that, it just needs to take form. And I enjoy sharing.