A few small cloths and a bit of thread in my pockets.
These two, originally, simply, Cut from the Same Cloth.
I saw them begin to branch out. Become more separate. But then, they suddenly became more connected than ever. Through nature. And I'm swept up with the crossover, the nature of being human, how cloth embodies human nature in such a simple basic way. Ways, I could never count them all. The nature of cloth and human story. That is the Spirit part of it. The Spirit of Connection then. This one.
I'm trying to format columns here. It's a bit of a learning curve, to reformat. To practice shaping things to come. Do you see two columns here? Or does it look wacky? I like columns. It is easier to make rambling on seem smaller. I've more to say here. But away for a bit and then back. If this looks funny, I'm sorry, I am new with this html thing. Later. PS - Are both of these me?
Here used as a symbol of a very special kind of just going which involves rocking. Which I think reflects the emotional state of seeking balance. And that might alter the atmosphere of place through a sort of resulting energy and also be communicated, even if just sensed by others. Who might sympathize. And find it useful.
In sympathy with the wavy weave in the green cloth, I've made a few stitches to bring that out to be noticed and also to form a pattern that vibrates beyond the figure. I drew that vibration in white pencil first. Not too much, just the sense of it. The sense of what I was sensing. Encouraging story from the cloth itself. Using that energy.
And I've added fringe. A symbol of continuing, here like roots, continuing to grow then. Not so invisibly. Since magic to me is the nature of appearing and disappearing, I like thinking about the magic of growth and how roots are so often hidden. But not here.
I am sharing what I am just thinking. So many times, in my experiences with others, that is hidden away. Or replaced with a practiced performance. Over time I realize that has been entertaining, but not that useful. I hope I live long enough to know what I mean by that.
The moon is discharged on an old Ikat. Ikat is made by resist dyeing the threads before weaving. Which I would like to try soon. (probably if you use the search thingie in the sidebar, type in ikat, you will find some old posts about ikat) I always liked Ikat because of how it seems to vibrate.