Yesterday I went through a box in which I pre-sorted a lot of yellow treasures years ago. I virtually never look in it because I know what's there except, by now, I really don't since I never look. Had forgotten the above treasure and find it a perfect meditative visual aid as I continue to vacillate between, as Pam Gregory puts it, clarity and silt. Gotta say this fantabulous grey is the most gorgeous silt I've ever contemplated!
huh. as usual I was scattershot and doing a few things at once. I thought surely the words on the other side of the white paper background wouldn't show up in these pictures even though I could clearly see them with my eyes. Also you can see I was digging in pots and plant roots today...
First thing this morning (3 degrees. snowing.) I livened up my consciousness by steam pressing a lot of the treasures I re-connected with from the unexamined box. More Glennis beauties and a lot of stuff I messed around with on my own, plus some Artemis ribbons, a sheet of wool felt, and a piece of linen it looks like I painted with watered down yellow ochre acrylic paint. I perceive a lot of destinies but have got to stop thinking like a 30 year old. A lot of the things I reconnected have the feel of what I had in mind for my braid.
interest was expressed concerning the example braid so here's what that was about:
in the mid aughts I was part of an international collaborative fiber arts journal project. A modest group of us worked on Anthologies in which we each picked our own theme and then everyone in the group made a page to fit. This particular page was for an anthology entitled Blue. I figured somebody else would riff on Joni Mitchell so I thought about how Blue is everywhere in my home environment because J is blue to the bone and it's soothing up to a point from a mental health point of view. But am not myself an all-blue person. Fortunately I happened upon a Van Gogh quote that solved my dilemma:
The unrolled scroll reveals my inspiration. Part of the request was that we hide a quote in a secret pocket.