Wouldn’t it be nice if……
tomorrow held a big block of silence and unstructured time in which I could figure out how to work with woven squares, uneven scraps, and beautifully dyed fabric (a recent purchase from arlee!) in a whole new way — maintaining the spontaneity of collage and the wandering edges of overlapping… without getting into the frustrating business of turning everything into rectangles — which is what I did with the “Treasure Island Quilt for a Boy” (I finished it, BTW!!! I Finished it yesterday!!)
Wouldn’t it be nice if …..
I was working on a big, flat table completely devoted to my project, where track shoes, gloves, lunch bags, papers, cameras, keys, newspapers had no business landing, and where the dog hairs would a least have to fight a little to arrive in multiples
Wouldn’t it be nice if…..
I could work on that piece all day in the quiet and on the table and know that worries about money weren’t going to eat me alive…
It’s winter. And what a winter it is! I type here, with a heating pad on my lap.
Originally, I typed up a few tired lines about not having enough… vision, money, time… we all know the drill.
And, I had to strike them, as is wise.
Here’s my little insight of the moment:
I know that comparison-mind generates much suffering, particularly when its radar for ‘less than’ is going at 100 beeps a second. But what if comparison-mind could be employed to constantly remind myself of how much I can control, how much I have… This feels slightly different from a gratitude practice, although perhaps that’s precisely what it is. Maybe even a coercive discipline would be welcome here — forcing the mind to notice all the ways that ‘more than’ occupies my life…
I admire your ‘more-than’ concept. After a week of profound personal frustrations and disappointments, you reminded me to think of the plenty rather than the dearth. Thank you.
karen – sorry to hear about the week for you… and I do hope there’s plenty of plenty to notice.
I really like the cloths you have at the top of these photos…….the black and white and orange ones – and I like that you are striving to think beyond squares (altho your squares are lovely!)
I see that you follow Spirit Cloth; her work is always so inspirational, I think – the way she puts fabric, texture and colour together
can’t wait to see this project grow!
perfect for today. the cloth, the post. hey ho…
thank you anne and jude… (and yes to the inspiration!!!)
this is absolutely gorgeous….and thanks so much for buying my book! i guess you’ll be dyeing your own magic cloth soon…just imagine [when the snow melts] unique fabric with prints from your garden [or the local park, or the onionskin bag…]
intermingled with your lovely collected treasures
Hi India — thank you and yes, I can’t wait to start gathering the black walnuts from the lawn and go to it!