Tuesday, December 12, 2017

the good earth

squares of red paper are pasted all around the house.  the word 'happiness' printed on some, 'riches' on others- this is done for birth of a baby

on new years eve burn red candles and on new year's day - the children wear red clothes

from The Good Earth by Pearl S Buck

Friday, December 8, 2017

as if it were embroidered with flowers

it has to be loved as if it were embroidered with flowers and birds and two joined hearts upon it
this great beloved world
and all the creatures in it

and the hands keep on moving
PK Page

Thursday, December 7, 2017

moving back

Maybe we are all in the process of moving back towards the making of cloth.

(from essay about Dorothy Caldwell's work entitled Surveying the Land: Dorothy Caldwell's Field Notes 1996      Caroline Langill

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

reverse side - more drawing

Keep prying away at the body to see if the emotions are located in a specific spot.

Amy Hempel

Sunday, December 3, 2017

more looking at wool cloth

the world is split open
and it is in our destiny to heal it
each in our own way
each in our own time
with the gifts that are ours
Terry Tempest Williams

Saturday, December 2, 2017

inventory of plant-dyed blanket-weight wool

I arrive home.
My design wall is there, sheer sublime is pinned up.
Piles of hand-dyed cloth on the floor.  three wool batts.  clutter of books.

I look at what I have, beginning with the blanket weight wool.  I also have linen, velvet, cotton flannel.
I feel invigorated by the break I've had away from home and studio.
Happy December.