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.
The weaving across this moon, which is part of my weaving across moons obsession, is IN the cloth itself. I did the weaving OF the cloth. And this is quite a wonderful feeling. Weaving the cloth that you make cloth with. It extends the reach of the making. And I like that a lot. The warp is white cotton salvaged from an old mill and the fill is the same old cotton dyed in indigo. And that old mill, I used to work there. Now I am some old woman, doing something else. But still containing that.
Today I cut it away (virtually) so I could look at it differently as part of a new thought.
What if Diaries begins tomorrow. If you are signed up, expect a welcome email with a link, a user name and a password only. All further correspondence will happen within the class site. If you do not get a mail by the weekend, email me. The first few days will be devoted to gathering the group together and settling in. I have decide to include free access to Spirit Cloth 101 as an additional resource, since many newcomers are concerned about not having taken previous classes. The series is set up so you might sign up anytime, wander off and work on your own if that is what works for you. With a separate focus for each month, I am starting with color. White actually. Why not? Doesn't matter. One thing leads to everything else eventually. No stress then. This is not about a contest , it is just going. Together. However that might happen.
An earth valentine ...with the needle still in it.
As I stand back this morning, and look at this as a composition, I see it differently. I feel more clearly how place is simply dividing space. Measuring your relationship to it. I will be home in a couple of days. Maybe it will be like standing back and looking at the past weeks. Maybe I will be able to see it differently.
I have a few left over feelings. Surely to be woven into something eventually.
I will spend the next two weeks trying again to figure out where I am. How to be there.
I 've opened the shop for those of you who have asked about signing up for What If Diaries. The start date has been pushed back to the 15th of this month, which I think will work for me at this point. Please know that you can sign up anytime, even after the start date, the series is structured so you might follow along or work on your own.
I will be in transition for a few days. See you later.