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I do celebrate Thanksgiving. No feast here in these later years. It is my fasting day. To clear my head and heart. To think long and hard. To give. To thank. To reconsider risk and and self importance. To volunteer and help others. To rock inward yet vibrate outward. To realign.
This morning in a flurry of wind and rain, all the leaves fell down and gave me a longer view. I thank them for that.
Wordless for a week or so. You are all friends and family. I will be with you in spirit.
My shop is closed for a while, but there are some fabulous goodies over here. Say hi to Glennis for me.
Reconsidering Spaced out as a base for space then.
Working with one of those dyed bases here. And the nine from here. For now. Thinking about creating a pieced version of this base idea as well. And then maybe some other ways, there might be so many. I like this version of space. Divided by what is, a sense of order floating in it. Instead of harem cloth I used a small cotton print behind the thin dyed cloth. For the stabilizing layer. I like starry effect, blurred, like in a fog. There are many ways to play with this format. There is the center, the sense of windows, the spaces in between. Connecting the squares like dots, horizontally, vertically. All ways like a star. Well, shall we?
Note to self: A base, the field of space we choose to work within gives context to the story unfolding. Or sometimes the context can be the whole story. A not so blank slate. A welcome mat. Oh ha. I'm back!
Yesterday. This one is a new square sun, but really, more importantly, brings me back to my dyed patchwork experiments. I think these components are bridging something in a way. They are a departure contained in the safety of the box I hide in. They bring new form.
I love this one really. Where it started and how the warm center is holding and how it radiates outward with some random going. How the star points formed but really they are more like wind. How the corners are not cornered at all. How sun and star are crossing over in my mind. How it might be appearing or disappearing.
Note to self: You are all over the place. Can this be teaching?
See you on the other side. Breathe. Vote. Wine. Go Down to the Sea. Breathe.
I was going to trace around it first so I could let it leave its mark. Be part of that. But I cut and forgot to do that first.
So ok I thought, I can remember, more or less. So let me mark it that way.
Below is a copy of the above photo with some digital drawing over it. I used to print the photos out and draw over them to test out my ideas. But these days, I save paper and especially ink because geez, that is such a rip off. And also I draw well, I am good with a pencil, but not so good with the mouse drawing, so I like the challenge that poses, makes my brain work harder.
The coma effect has taken hold. Recording the forgetting is good too, I forget more, as if I am in a coma sometimes. Maybe the coma effect is a premonition. You know what I mean? And I drew some really simple sun rays. Still in simple mode. Sun, center, rays. Less white lets the dark work better. My thoughts are switching to Night and Day. But I'll stitch these ideas in. See how it looks in thread.
The dots. In constellations, indicate (or honor) a change in direction.
A system is kind of like connecting dots.
I made thread bead dots to mark the corners of the ghost square.I connected the elements in the nine patch like a square solar system around the the sun dot(star). Now I am looking while considering what I just wrote here.