I used the last of some old roll of magic. Sometimes things run out. Get used up. Sometimes you can make more. Depends on what's on hand and whether your heart's in it.
I still have so much more to share about technique. Sometimes it is hard to stay open. But I'll keep going. In these times of selfish discontent I am happy to have this as what I can do to make america great again the world a kinder place. Share without boundaries.
The cloth weaving method here goes beyond what was presented in Cloth to Cloth. And I have taken it much further without showing. I want to share more here then, opening up part of the advanced cloth weaving methods with this new year. To prepare the way for brand new content.
Cloth Weaving Without a Foundation then... I made the roll of magic weave on a larger loom, but not everyone has one of those, so you might start like this.
A few days back. I wrote: ( sort of a stream of consciousness thing)
TwilightZone. HeartHead has lost sight of her own face.
It is floating somewhere beyond reach. Like a tomorrow.
Where are we? I need new Eyes.
Spring is not far off. Dreaming of it.
It's raining. A lot.
Faces come out of the Rain. People are Strange.
And that is how this happened. By considering those words.
Alignment is a big thing in composition I think. Here. Aligning with the rain, and the idea of faces coming out of the rain. Creating what I often call Sympathetic Evolution. Change through connection. Flow. Ultimately new form.
HeartHead. Being Winter Rain.
I made an audio today, because I had thoughts, but really, really, I am going to forget how to do all this if I put to much space between doings.
I thought to leave it simple. But it is not simple really. The figure is embedded in goings on, context. The flow doesn't stop. You stand in spite of it. Hold ground. There is a lot more turbulence to come. Practice balance.
I love how the cloth has begun to curve in the areas of dense stitching. That's the nature of the cloth yielding to the spirit of the stitch. Ripples form. Pull things off grid. I named that part the learning curve. A new symbol perhaps.
The rain stopped but the leaky part of the roof almost fell in. Time must be taken to address the situation. Mend the hole. We'll give in and fix it. Hope it doesn't cost too much. Hope they don't have to open it up. It's a bit chilly for that. But February is sure to bring snow. And snow is wet and heavy.