This piece, continued from here, is stilldeveloping. I have lost track of time really. But it is always the same moon, just a different point of view. It slowly changes. With my mood. I also began a piece I will call Flower moon.
I've been doing that. Focusing on one moon at a time. What if I just worked on one piece and layered one moon over another? Make it all one thing. Maybe. Maybe next year. I am sure I will still be weaving across moons by then. And losing track of time. ( this piece has developed a bit since this post)
Thank goodness for season.
I am going outside on this first day of May to plant some more reminders.
I'm not sure I have said a lot about this cloth, although it has been in process for quite a while. I stitch on it once in a while. I did a little more. Maybe for Earth day. It uses a lot of the browns I dyed last year. It has the feel of earth to me. Some kind of natural order. With a little bit of the unexpected. I think I will leave most of the empty space.
Fasting, feathers and fresh air....and maybe a little old cloth... is all I need today. I am , of course, looking at this one as an Eye Of a Storm in a way now. Considering it just about finished. Thinking it would be bigger ( only about 14" square) , but that, even so, it seems larger in the way it is ordered and moving outward. Thinking maybe I will try something like this on a larger scale. Like this but different. Which it how it goes.
I feel back to a balance today. With so much to catch up on. Emails, gathering stones, the magic feather cloth, bills, things. But it's all OK today. A red fox just trotted by the studio , rustling the leaves, hurrying somewhere. I had no camera. Now he is gone. A magnificent red fox. He will stay no doubt...seen him checking out all the fallen trees and debris down the hill.
Friday. Fasting, feathers, fresh air and foxes (a family maybe) then. And a bit of old cloth.
Usually the maple leave turn first. Falling almost before the oak leaves turn. This season, all the oak leaves on the high trees blew off in the storm, some still green. And now, so late in November, the smaller maples are turning bright yellow and filling in the spaces with hopeful color. I am used to rising before sunrise now. Sitting with the moon before morning coffee. Comfortable, as dark changes into almost dark. This is a cropped image from a larger cloth. Magic cloth 2, still in process. Which now hangs on a cold wall. Layers of cloth on a wall will keep you warmer on cold nights. I am imagining the moon ( fabric dyed by Deb) woven in among the trees. Because there are more spaces now. The idea makes me feel safe, like mending holes. Bringing me closer to ideas of moon and space. And place-keeping. In a way season is usually a familiar place.
This is a busy time for me. Mom requires more of my time and things are still to be done, post storm. I haven't been wandering around the web much. Some new stones have been gathered for the magic feather project and I will catch up with it all real soon.