I laugh thinking how thick self becomes sometimes.
They are on the wall, the strays, the ones I unrolled today. I am gathering these layers and laying them out flat. To sit in the company of strays. Scraps of self. The one in the upper left, still undone. As most of them are. Fragments. Since I intend to work on them a bit while company is here, while being company... I am revisiting old posts, stories, moments. Sitting here, still holding center and vibrating outward. With all my heart.
Note to self: I am too thick with self.
I want to share videos and some talking from Small Journeys last year, where this one started. I have added a stray cat page over at Feel Free as well. So you might find it later. But really, I asked myself today, why not just put everything here? Still mulling over the right format, but for the moment it is what it is.
Vibrating is a funny thing. It sometimes it shakes you so softly, you don't even notice. The big slow shake maybe. I think with each wave, let go.
A whole lot of shakin' going on here. Shedding skins.
When you click the link below for Straying Together 2, there will be a Small icon in the post that you might use to access the Small Journeys post that was related. In the sidebar there at SJ, you will see a list of ALL the posts made during that series. Feel Free to roam around.
Yes, Small Journeys is now open. I have not listed it at Feel Free yet. I am going to put the links to free classes here instead.
A quick note, to those of you subscribed by email.
The service I use is free but not the best.
Delivery is inconsistent and incomplete. And the numbers have grown beyond the capacity of a free service. I will not be continuing with it after this year. I hope to find a replacement but it may require subscribing again. We'll see.
Truth is, I ( We) will be wandering off for a bit soon. To look for America maybe. I will add a Stray Cat page to Feel Free this week. And gather up some stray videos from here and there so they are all in the same place.
I used the contrast seaming (PAPERLESS PIECING style using 2 strands of black cotton floss for stitching) on this one, a concept (!idea) that started long ago when I was wondering what if I don't use matching thread? This led to a private series I have been calling sanity. Sanity in someway has come to mean something about the Undoing of the distraction of too much, letting focus be more simple. In this case, letting the logic of seams represent some sort of clarity of process. My connection to patchwork.
I reconsidered this technique during Small Journeys this year. I have several larger cloths in the planning stages. I return to this over and over, especially when I am feeling in between.
Here is a bit of talking from Small Journeys... which I will file under PATCHWORK-Seams, eventually, over at Feel Free. I will have an awful lot on that page.