Over time, the components (the scraps, the stitch, the symbols, the names of things) I use to create a stitched cloth become the story themselves as they touch and overlap. I always assumed that how they combined would eventually bring forth new form. I've been at it long enough to be witness to that as an evolving personal truth. I have named a lot of the stitches and methods so they become a lot like story characters in a way. Friends, acquaintances, traveling companions. Then, even when I just talk about my process, a story unfolds. I am happy to see this taking more apparent shape over time. Eye-Dea, this fits. Sort of a merging of thought and visual presence. Finding oneself in one's work.
So in short. I feel as I explain the making, I am telling a story. The story of the cloth is the story in the cloth. And the cloth is self. Telling story. Cloth itself. Cloth, it's self
I used what I call marshmallow shibori here to tint the edges. I named it that because of the soft edge. I will add a new page to Feel Free for that but for now it is part of the Whispering Color series. This process works well with indigo because of the speed at which the dye bonds to the cloth. Indigo is simple in some ways and not so simple in others. Then again that's about how it is. All around.
Heliocentrism, or heliocentricism, is the astronomical model in which the Earth and planets revolve around the Sun at the center of the Solar System. The word comes from the Greek (ἥλιος helios "sun" and κέντρον kentron "center").
I've rocked inward a bit after a couple of rotten days which culminated yesterday in a huge messy accident in the studio when the bottom fell out of an old indigo vat (which I had moved from the garage, to keep it warm). It's a huge mess that has left me emptied as well. And then, right before bed I received a message from PayPal that someone opened a dispute case and wanted a refund with no explanation why and no attempt to contact me first. Ok. Refunds are no problem but really, just send an email. It is not a dispute until we disagree. This PayPal legal stuff, over a few bucks, is just really an unnecessary hassle. I've had no luck contacting the person involved, so if you come here today, just know the refund has been issued. Please resolve the dispute.
I made this photo collage over coffee, Yesterday over Today, the sense of confusion in that. And then not. Because I found my center in this new day. Like we do, witness the familiar personal sunrise. And now I will keep going. I think a lot of things are not working at the moment. Let me change them.