Please take note that this blog may be password protected now and then. This summer I will be reformatting a bit (again!) in order to make this site ready for a new phase in my online adventure. Thanks in advance for your patience.
So. I have been doodling for ever. Not just on Wednesdays, although that was official for a while.
I guess I started out on paper. Then I moved to cloth. But not in the same way really. The mediums are different. And how I feel about them. And somehow cloth always seemed more precious than paper. And doodles on cloth, more deliberate for a purpose that was part of a plan.
So this time thinking about cloth as paper. How that might change my approach.
Later, I think, thinking about paper as cloth. Probably I want to bring them closer together. Let the sense of what they are as a medium cross over. Without creating any multi-media approach. Because I don't like that much. I am more of a purist in that regard.
After a short break and a lot of rain, I'm back. Ready to continue with Small Journeys. Ready to resume some Internet presence . But with a summer schedule. One reason for the reduced time spent online is quite logical. I (We) want to move more and sit less. For me this means also less stitching. I don't think this will be a bad thing. Maybe it will help me focus more on what I really want to produce. Do. Say more with less. In any case, after a more active week, my mind is clear and I lost 5 lbs. I feel good. Which, ultimately is my goal all around.
I'm out for a walk before a bit of What-iffing.
Maybe I will meet this guy again. The old timer who appreciates the little wildness we leave alone here in suburbia. And all the rain.
I am smiling because I am happy to celebrate with him.
He is smiling because he is younger than me.
No gifts. Just smiling. He likes it that way.
I used one of the Pairings waiting for stitch on the wall, just to illustrate the fact that I think (a note to self) it is just grand that after all these years we might still be smiling. And that's enough.
Tomorrow is July. And I will be back to stitching and sharing and not just imagining.
I simply added a thread bead. Some extra light. Yesterday. The hot steamy day that ended with the biggest rain I ever remember. The sky was surely falling I thought. But the roof didn't leak.
And today is this kind of day. A cool start. Bright sun. And going resumes.
This small cloth has just been tucked in one of the pockets of HOME. As I close the box I think pockets are like little homes. I have been stuffing things in the pockets. Stray feathers and stones. Stray stuff from the studio. Just putting things in safe places. Just that. Not remembering details. Just knowing they will be fine. Resting. And happy to be found. One of these days.
Phase 1 of the Magic Feather Project is complete. For those of you who have been following and for those of you who came late, I am compiling the story in a separate place so it can make more sense. I plan to publish that link in a few weeks.
For those subscribed to Small Journeys, I will take this week off, ease into summer, do some blog and personal maintenance and be back July 1, continuing through the summer, on a summer schedule. What if Wednesday. Until the series ends.
Come summer's end I may be traveling. We'll see.
The shop remains closed while I consider another format for sharing, teaching and offering my work.