Wednesday, September 28, 2016

My morning drive

On highway 6 on the way to the ferry there were so many cobwebs in the tall grass - on both sides of the road.  I should have stopped to photograph them but put them in my memory instead.
Circles are so easy to draw when you start from the center.

I wonder if that is why they are said to represent the self.  Because, just by slowly going, moving your body or moving the paper under your hand, you can make a perfect circle.

A spider makes a web from the center and then stretches out to the outside and makes spoke that join it to the center.   Then she goes back and joins the spokes.  Is this how I wonder?

Then on the Bruce penninsula, the beautiful firm barns  Several with small lines of red wooden shut windows along the top edge, one with a great red wooden double door.  Some with diamond shaped windows.  Dark barn wood.    And then the dots in the fields.  Black cattle - perfect against the green, and the scattered rolls of hay.

Friday, September 9, 2016

the symbolic life


Her suffering must be made conscious to create meaning in her life.
The symbolic life (art) is full of signals and signs that can point us in the right direction.

wendy golden levitt

Monday, September 5, 2016

surrounded by the time I've made

the narrative quality of textile art is not limited to represntation, or mirroring language, or to the description of events or objects in the real world.

telling a story is a broad, multi-dimensional process - it can include memory, dream, myth, emotion, legend, history, fragments of time, ideas of the imagination, possibilities.

elaine lipson

Friday, September 2, 2016

un-doing and looking

Nearly every time I walk by this room and peek in the open door and see this wall I enter.
I sit down in my Rothko chair and look.
And I let myself pick up another part of the machine pieced luminous path and un-pick it.
And then I take two pins and my cane, and walk over to the wall and pin up that small part.
And then I sit down again, and look some more.

I should be preparing my workshops.  Writing my speech.
I procrastinate by un-doing and looking.