2008 ? ! I am really sorting through the past, trying desperately to open some space in my brain for newness. I came across this article from way back, Artful Blogging Magazine which has since been retired. Back when blogging was just blossoming. New. I was there. So were a lot of you. I kept the pages because they seem antique. Maybe I will use them to paint on. Or something. Over the years I have disengaged with being published […]
Sometimes, 9, Nine, is like a note to self. Most of the time actually. I like to make one a day. Ninedujour Series. They have turned into a way to journal in cloth. I happened upon a box of tiny puzzle pieces, leftover from Small Cloth class, so they have taken smaller form these past days. Today A can be for temporary Alignment. Like this is a temporary page, only the nine will actually hold together. For a while at […]
Time Warp. That is what it feels like. And for a bit of word play, how much Time Weft? I look at this Alphabet Soup quilt as so long go, and in the background, something more present. But in reality, also so long ago. I woke again at 4 AM, asking where exactly am I , and who the hell am I ? Or more precisely, what will I become? Becoming. Is there such a thing? Is there time […]
The round woodpile is bigger this year, we got better at it, one big pile. And under the deck is also full. I almost wanted to build a fire this morning… the chill is delicious though. I chose two robes instead. I want to make a wool robe. I think I will. Actually a robe for each season sounds good. But then, by combining two robes, well that works too, and there is less. And more when needed. If I […]
What if… I am about to begin working on Alphabet Soup, in order to finish it by year’s end. At the same time when you pick something up after so long, you cannot help but reconsider it. Let it become in your mind and then maybe continue the thought. So today I asked myself what if the letters were smaller (?) and then there would be more room for story. Of course that led to how small could they be? […]
This one holds so many moments of Acceptance. A is for Acceptance, a new word just added to the glossary because some considering happened while dreaming. I renamed this one, shortened the name to Over Time The garden might teach acceptance. And I did add a new symbol to my Spirit Cloth language, I call it LifeLine.
A. A is for Alphabet. When I worked in the textile industry, I began as a handweaver, weaving samples. Samples were necessary to show customers what pattern changes would look like. Designers created a group of of cloth constructions and woven patterns as ideas, presented them to the salesforce. And then the “salesfolks” would work with their customers and their customers would buy sample yardage to make up into sample garments and if they remained interested they might usually change […]