So Eye Woman, part of what I just renamed, the I, woman series, is based on a a form first diagrammed as an extended nine patch (I need to gather my notes about that and add them to the glossary) ... you might click here to see the drawing which I did over a photo when I began Eye Woman.
More simply, it is this. I just drew this one. And, now, today, I associate this with doodle # 4. to the right. I have used this doodle loosely many times. I think it is carved in my brain. It's about the thing that stands, let's say in this case, self, you, me... and the thing that (also extends as a pathway) might move through. It was derived from a traditional woven tapestry pattern. And it is about the strength of a woven cloth. Weave is an ordered tangle.
And somehow, today, that all brought me to this. This is one of the small doodles floating around in a bowl I labeled tiny. But it's really big in terms of symbolic meaning. It is about so many things. Right now it can be a small beginning. So I, we, can go. I pulled out a few more loose doodles, pasted them to a board. How different they become now. Connected like loose patches. Yet still free to roam in my mind. So. Shall we start here? Because if we start here, we can go anywhere and there is bound to be a story.
In general, then, I wanted to mention that there is a general review of Tools/Materials in SpiritCloth 101 if you've not been there. I will be talking about clarifications to my approach to needles, thread, scissors etc, like I did with cloth because I simply have more experiences to share, but the basic premises have remained the same.
I will also begin creating some PDFs to support my doodles and note taking, and the option to print pages where it seems appropriate. Let me say though, in the spirit of saving paper, everything will stay here so consider the non-paper approach as an option.
I will also be adding a Q&A section to the home page so I might answer any of the questions from this post, in a more direct and accessible format.
And thank you, for being here, and allowing me this opportunity to gather my thoughts in the safety of this circle of hearts and hands.