Friday, November 3, 2017

digging deeper

who can say why certain things...
shapes, colors, textures, 
animals, even,
who can say why they speak to you, 
to one, in a certain specific, peculiar way.
perhaps they appear in dreams or day dreams, 
maybe hormone driven, 
maybe longing
maybe something altogether 
unknown or unknowable
but for whatever reason this shield i found on facebook
a first nations thing
pleases me.

 i was looking for tiny beads to use with the loom books
(i accumulated an embarrassment of old beads)
i was looking for the greasy yellow ones.
 some live in type trays
which is ridiculous in too many ways.
these two strand sets are small and beautiful
and i see now 
that they are colors i used a long time ago in a tapestry.
 i lifted them out of the little wooden rectangle
that had become a cache.
field mice leave little stashes in my world,
and often i don't know the seeds. 
but here is, 
amongst others, 
 cottontail is large now
and doesn't show itself often.
 elsewhere in my back yard
november arrives
there is a wonderful type event happening when the morning sun 
bathes the studio table in light.
two loom books completed, one with drawing,
and soon a larger one.
today i'm pulping 3 linen shirts.
an edition is planned!


  1. A loom book! Now there's a version I hadn't considered. The book as warp. A blank book waiting for the words? The words as weft? But those great shadows! Another layer of content. Visible only in certain conditions. Secrets.

    BTW, I like your label of crone in training. I'd like to adopt it. But maybe I've already crossed over the line into actual crone territory.

  2. alice, you've got it--exactly what i'm exploring--and yes, it seems that 60 is a wee bit young to be crone.

  3. Your photos- shadows, seeds, hare, land, all of it are so full of autumn's spirit. Here we're moving into winter early.

  4. hazel, this fall has been so long that i really really want to see some snow and cold.

  5. Well, then come on over! We're supposed to get some more tonight.

  6. hazel, i would, you know i would, but it's a bit far...


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