Wednesday, March 30, 2016
we will consider our materials and their provenance
we will think about tradition, about cultural attributes, about meaning of the cloth
we will reflect
This is an optimistic way to be
we will be changed
we will appreciate the textiles around us
we will see new connections, understand new and old stories
we will see how much we have in common.
Claire Wellesley-Smith ideas
Friday, March 25, 2016
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Friday, March 18, 2016
When they are hand made from real stuff - the viewer has a direct experience.
His own. Her own.
We understand it not just as an object outside the self, but as something from within the self.
Jean Paul Sartre ideas 1943
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Shostir Chino. Outline the motif with stitch, and then use the bending stitch (the kaitya) around the motif. Each stitch moves slightly forward. There is an optical illusion, it appears to move before our eyes. It feels like a moving wheel.
Monday, March 14, 2016
Every day I walk myself into a state of well being and walk away from illness.
I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.
It is apparent that in walking one constantly gets as close to well-being as possible, even if one does not quite reach it - the more one sits still, the closer one feels to feeling ill.
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Emptiness is the track on which the centered person moves. (a Tibetan Sage said this 600 years ago)
Emptiness is a path through uninhabited expanse where heaven seems to come all the way down to your feet.
Rebecca Solnit ideas
A Field Guide to Getting Lost page 50-51
Friday, March 11, 2016
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
She could be herself, by herself.
And that was what now she often felt the need of - to think.
Well, not even to think.
To be silent.
To be alone.
When life sank down for a moment, the range of experience seemed limitless.
Beneath it is all dark, it is all spreading, it is deep, but now and again we rise to the surface and that is what you see us by.
Her horizon seemed to her limitless.