June 14, 2012
I was delighted. After choosing crayon as my medium for marking the cloth. Because of its simplicity and familiarity. One of my first creative tools. I was delighted to find a crayola crayon with the name indigo. I didn't remember that. Not real indigo of course, but good enough for my story. Crayons will permanently stain a cloth. Some of the darker colors anyway. It is best to leave them out in the sun for a while to soften them. I iron the wax out later.
The basket is another simple useful thing. This one is a favorite. It measures about 21" across. From Indonesia. I use it to hold threads and scraps and things. Sometimes I hang it up and look at it . I like it because it is well made by hand and it is a shallow vessel. It holds with a sense of not holding. It creates an easy place. A freedom keeper. I use it to make circles. Not perfect circles. Just soft rings. It rained again last night, I love how the moisture accentuated the knots in the wood making them look like feathers.
I am still working with the ring and the nine patch grid one over the other as a marking plan. I will use the crayon. Without measuring or using any other tools, I will mark the rest of the lines.
and basket emerges as a self symbol
the Basket emerges as a self symbol, a big step in knowing myself.