Yesterday was a beautiful day. Seems different here. OR. Since we moved, I feel different. Is it the place? Or just the course of events. After all, the world seems to have turned upside down just shortly after moving in. I can almost mark my calendar with it. Add to it all that has generally happened. The things that life brings. Funny how we find reasons for things. When there aren’t really any, except change. Funny how we notice some […]
Yesterday, on Instagram, I posted a little video, because it was easy just to capture a few moments. And I said: If there is one thing I have learned over the years, it is to leave your edges open, because form evolves. And fringe is my symbol for continuing. I know I have said that before, but in the context of layers, the natural build up of layers in collage type work is a covering up process, but I love interrupting […]
Order. Personal Order, then Natural order. All seemingly, over a lifetime of illusion, part of Chaos. Life forms. The tendency to make sense of it all. Today I laughed while thinking about myself writing a book when I hardly ever read one. Also I realize I might not really enjoy it. The process. Then while thinking back to how many times I’ve said it’s not the thing it’s the journey. And then asking myself what if writing a book has […]
I returned to a Yesterday’s Self. From here. Removed the paper templates and traced them on to very thin cloth marked with plant dye and stitched them down. The cloth is very thin. Fragile. Which got me thinking. What if I cut away behind the applique? But I don’t need to really, the turned edge shows through and reveals the thinness. Now, the concept of Yesterday’s Self has reared it’s head. The thinness seems part of it. Maybe wear. […]
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.
Cloth seems to have a memory. The kind we have. But actually cloth does have it’s own kind of memory. Retaining a lot about how it was handled, worn and rescued. Loved. Ha! Like us then… I finally “finished” this one. Because it feels like enough. Even though it seems like I could mend it into being forever. In Memory of our Michelle. I notice how my eyes come to rest after a while, on the Karma-Patch. There is true […]
Yesterday was the 2nd out of 3 glorious days expected here. Before more snow moves in next week. Today we will complete the 3rd of the round wood piles. And haul some rocks to frame a path. I found this cedar branch hanging from recent wind damage. Can you smell it? There is a lot of cedar here. Cloth hanging from cedar sticks might be swell. No stitching to show. Well, I did add fringe and I did jot a […]
This video has no sound. I was thinking about music but I was too lazy. Next time. Yesterday, I thought yesterday is gone, why do we dwell on it. We’ve probably learned all we can from it, it’s already here today, just changed by time. And new eyes. Fringe might take many forms. So some fringe storming is going on here. I was thinking how things need to change to contain newness. Here, I just kept going. Closed one side […]