Thursday, February 15, 2024

Beautiful Soul


 If we are going to say anything, we must say it wrong.  We will offend and hurt others.  On the internet this can be exhausting.  I must still get the work out, get the words out, get the stitches into the cloth.  

Remember the Beautiful Soul.  The dream of the beautiful soul brought into the real world that can carry us forward.  

All we have is our best idea.  

Sarah Gagnon. Pelican Quilts 

Thursday, February 8, 2024

In a mysterious wilderness

 


I un-did the bundle I made in 2022.  The one I called ‘in my arms humble’ and exhibited in Toronto with Loree’s group and then again in Gore Bay as part of my solo show, Stardust.  As I unpicked the sewing, I became excited to see how it might be.  I stitched into this pinkish cloth in late 2021 as way to help me recover from creating for a major exhibition and move into new work.  Intuition was the leader which connects this piece to the travel cloth I made during two separate trips to England. 

We are in a mysterious wilderness outside the village of the ordinary.  Cy Twombly

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Monday, January 22, 2024

Sky as female

 


Things pass into and out of the female body and women have to learn about and own this traffic as personal and continuous.  It's hard to keep pace, it's exulting, it's unknowable, we fall behind in the accounting. 
At heart, our relationship to time is a slave relationship. 

Interesting ideas from Rachel Cusk's essay about Louise Bourgeois' textile works in the Woven Child.

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Two poems


"I like beautiful things that have a use."  said Louise Gluck (winner of the 2021 Nobel prize for literature) when asked why she liked ceramics.

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Pragmatic


Had the insight last night to work from the end-point rather than flailing quite so much.