So I did work a bit on this cloth in the background, sharing some of the progress over at Spirit Cloth Diaries.... I wanted to share a post here with those who were not in that class, and now that I am dedicating this place to the first Magic Feather Cloth I am calling HOME. (there is a category for it here if you want to look back further). I am planning to put all this fragmented documentary together in a format from start to finish, but things got a bit jumbled up over this long hard winter.
So just to look back....
In October, ( right about when i posted here) I put it up on the wall. And I did a bit of talking...
As mentioned in the video.... that night, I stitched some thread beads.
To define the rotation of dark and light in the big X. I will be adding
a lot of these as a filler. Even more than I did on the Magic Cloth.
When I lifted the heart, in the lamplight, the beaded wings, again
Because of the tactile quality, I think some sort of "braille" butterflies will be great in some of the open space.
Last night, right before a big rain and a huge wind, there was a white sunset. Never remember that. Maybe it struck me because I have been thinking about white a lot. Looking for it. That white band just reminded me of the emptiness than can move through us. Sometimes. Like, well, not nothing, but nothing we can recognize.
I couldn't sleep after thinking that. So I lay there for a while and then got up and drew this while it was still doodle Wednesday.
And then I fell into a dream. Which I can't remember.
I find it useful to record first impressions if I can. Before considering too much.