Shifting

15 Jul

It’s been a funny week.  Not funny haha.  More like funny strange.    Untethered.  As in every thing LOOKS the same but at the same time, EVERY thing is different.  Everything.  I could list all of these “things” but this is a cloth blog that meanders to the garden and back.  I’m going to leave it at that, except to say this.  Today I took a nap.  Mainly because I’m waking up really early as in 3:00 a.m.  So I took a nap and I saw myself on the bed, covered with an old quilt my daughter made.  But covered with something else as well.  Some veil-like thing was settling over my body, contouring to its shape. Merging with the fiber of my–what?–my being? Shape shifting?

I’m still integrating the trip to D.C.  The Hindu Woodstock Revival.  The otherworldly experience of  darshan with Amma. I came back with a lot. Inside stuff. Things that feel they’ll be settling for a good while. Nothing I can photograph, except for these:

feathers

feathers I found on the edge of a pond, nearby where Amma’s event took place.   Duck feathers.  And more sticks for hangers.

Before I left, I had arranged for the bathroom floor to be replaced.  The tiles were cracking.  The floor was spongy.  I knew I might not have a toilet when I returned, but I didn’t know the toilet would be in the bathtub. So the house is once again turned on its ear and all I can do is hole myself up in my little work room and stitch.  Awoke this morning and thought, “I’m getting rid of every piece of furniture I have.”  Maybe I will. But the new bathroom floor is nice, and I once more have a toilet and any day now the bathroom door will be back in place, not that it really matters.

bathroom floor

And in between the still incessant rain, two ripe tomatoes and some day lilies for a dye pot.tomatoes and day lilieszinnias
and the first zinnias of the season.

And the flicker cloth? Something happened to it. Flicker became real. A disconnect developed between bird and border. Such a serious bird, flicker is, and expressed no use for the whimsical, original border. A big shift. And I deferred to flicker.flicker

flicker

I’m hoping it changes its mind … but for now will just sit with it and listen.

OK–finally. The website it starting to take shape. It’s only a start. I’d love feedback. followingthread.com

13 Responses to “Shifting”

  1. karmadondruplhamo, (grace) July 15, 2013 at 2:13 am #

    it will take me a little time to comment and there is Thunder Man…out there, milling around
    but SO much is at work here, so much.
    and just fast, i do like very much the place where your work resides. will spend more time
    in the morning.
    LOVE, as in big love,

    • Patricia July 15, 2013 at 9:11 am #

      where DOES this work reside? come from? i don’t know. when i think about it i get “clutchy”–grabby. i want to make it happen. and grabbing creates a tension that blocks flow. but if you know–or have a sense of the “where”–please share! love to you

  2. Nancy July 15, 2013 at 2:34 am #

    These kinds of weeks take time to digest. I agree with flicker on loosing the border. Will watch for more…

    • Patricia July 15, 2013 at 9:12 am #

      ok. that’s one vote for flicker’s border choice. this morning RED seemed lurking around some where. thanks Nancy

  3. nadia July 15, 2013 at 6:32 am #

    LUV the stitching on this lovely piece–it gives it substance and yet the bird is ephemeral, light.

    • Patricia July 15, 2013 at 9:14 am #

      Nadia. so good to see you here. and interesting because i woke this morning still in love with your daughter’s linen tunic.

  4. Sharon Tomlinson July 15, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

    I too love the new flicker border. It allows flicker to become center stage.

    • Patricia July 16, 2013 at 10:34 am #

      oh Sharon. i do appreciate your support for flicker’s determination! glad you’re here.

  5. beth July 15, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

    I think the flicker is right. Less is more here–much more.

    • Patricia July 16, 2013 at 10:35 am #

      less IS more. and right now, for me, in my life–that’s a GOOD thing. thanks for the reminder! and for all of your help.

  6. karmadondruplhamo, (grace) July 15, 2013 at 10:25 pm #

    i honestly don’t know…about the border…
    Flicker is in certain ways a fierce bird that would love to play within that border…
    so, i don’t know.
    But i DO know that i like the shop. it’s good. good to see the work. to see it in an
    online gallery setting. i like that very much. a very good decision.

    and just another thing…your photography has changed. it’s stronger, more defined…
    the Eye again…
    love,

    • Patricia July 16, 2013 at 10:36 am #

      i don’t know either. I–little I–I want the border back. but when i feel into the center of the flicker cloth as it is, there just isn’t a place for it. still watching.

  7. karmadondruplhamo, (grace) July 18, 2013 at 7:46 pm #

    THURSDAY…the shop is wonderfull!!!!!! but the only one that i can “click” on is the
    first…nothing happens with the others??????

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