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How it's going...

P robably just pics this coming week. And comments off. Big Stuff sucking Time. But I'm working on this one. I've posted about liquid applique before. Here, again, silk shibori by Glennis. I've many cloth stories to share about silk. But a new thought caught this morning. The process could be considered a form of kindness, not cutting a cloth to fit and leaving too tiny a scrap to be used. Keeping the cloth together and useful. I'm creating a mailing list for Patchwork i...
Tags: Crafts, Kindness, Flow, Shibori, Notes To Self, Sympathetic Evolution, Scraps Of Self, Usefulness, Applique, Cloth Stories, Stray Cat Series, Glennis, Long Cloth/pathworks, Dream/thought Catching

She becomes a Bridge

T his works right now. I need one. A path from one thing to another. To fill in a Widening Gap. Now I can imagine being one. My self as a bridge between selves. I worked from that digital drawing from yesterday. Without looking back at it.  Her lower half, drawn in. Above her, stitched. I almost said "only sky". To myself.  How one thing becomes another always seems quite simple but it's not. Not if you know the story. Here I am, with a fine list of Piecemaker/Ragmates, already enough to ...
Tags: Crafts, Problem Solving, Stories, Alignment, Crossover, Self Portrait, Cloth is like self, In Between, Sympathetic Evolution, Filling Space, Stray Cat Series, Dream/thought Catching

Just Thinking

P ay Attention to Recurring Dreams... That's the last note to myself about this one. Today I jotted down... Keep the story together. Above... a d joodle. So here I go. That's what I want to do. My goal this year is to make the story clearer. My sharing series has that personal goal behind it. I am writing a book. For myself. And to do that I am looking back, while being right here, and at the same time imagining not being here. It's my way of packing up and moving from one plac...
Tags: Crafts, Stories, Stray Cat Series, Dream/thought Catching

How it Really Is

  C h a n g i n g my point of view has softened the online time. I look at this, this morning, and remember the thought about the illusion of just one thing moving through, feeling much better about the blur. A Newsletter to myself. How it really is.  It's in motion. I am all-ways in motion. Sharing that is difficult and often time unexpected because the Thing is what we all seem to be after.  And how to get that, get there. Some of us would like to buy that if we could.  And as ...
Tags: Crafts, Flow, Through, Cloth is like self, In Between, Notes To Self, How It Might Happen, continuing aka Just Going, Stray Cat Series, Clarity (now Known As Blur-ity, Dream/thought Catching

What is She doing?

S he's imagining more space. I erased most of the furniture. A bit of design mending. And I'm going to paint that chair white. And fill all the walls. I've stopped receiving notifications from PayPal when there is activity. How convenient that is at this point in time. Add it to the list. But then, oh hell, erase it. If things can become complicated, they most certainly will. Just a reminder to simplify. I'll work on that today and share it tomorrow.
Tags: Crafts, Paypal, Questions, Looking, Imagine, Design Mending, Soul-o, Photoplay, Dream/thought Catching

UnEarthing old seeds

A s I unroll and hang old work for looking, Old touches New. I guess since I did the rolling, this unrolling(ceremony) is that. What I love about this picture is the new square that has appeared as a refection on the glass over the old drawing. It's like a portal. A square one. Like a new puzzle piece, I will consider it as a new kind of window in the box I put myself in. I'm very busy getting my thoughts in order. so please be patient with emails and such.
Tags: Home, Crafts, Windows, Looking, Walls, Ceremony, Squares, Cloth as shelter, Cloth is like self, Considering/reconsidering, Dream/thought Catching

Today, Looking

A fter warmer days ... Maybe a bit of early Spring Cleaning. Birds have been singing. I took all the little bits and patches off the wall. I had been looking at them for a while. The loose patches. Now I am hanging some more formal works. In a row. So I can get some perspective. I'd love to put together a little virtual wall tour for Part 1 of the sharing series. Thinking about how much work I have let go.  And then what I have chosen to keep.  Did I choose or was it just how it happened? ...
Tags: Crafts, Looking, Walls, Dream/thought Catching


I t's cold. This is an old drawing. From what I now call the library of selves. Not that old but it isn't dated (still not sure that is important, not sure about time). I have a sense it was just yesterday. It surfaced yesterday anyway. I wanted to make a series about this question. In a way I think I'm doing that with the next sharing thing. Expect a Feel Free newsletter soon. But it's so cold. And this morning I am thinking about weather. How the cold is moving through me. B...
Tags: Crafts, Winter, Questions, Self Portrait, Through, Weathering The Storm, Filling Space, Stray Cat Series, Doodles And Drawings (joodlehill, The Real Journal Project- Loose Pages, Dream/thought Catching

the writing on the wall

B rrrrr......... There's no doubt there is some serious cold coming. Don't think we will see much snow. Maybe rain, then a few flakes then ice for days.  Prepping a bed by the fire. And lots of soup.  I heated the studio this morning, just to get organized before the hibernation.
Tags: Crafts, Winter, Walls, Don, Soul-o, Dream/thought Catching

The Circle of Selves

T he beasts , I use them, to catch and understand my innermost thoughts, I guess. I've been concentrating on knowing the stray cat. The stray cat in me. But the lion came first. That first Spirit Cloth. And the lion is back today.  The sky was on fire this morning. A sunrise like Dad use to paint with his watercolors. On wet paper. I always sensed his joy about another day. Can't believe I see this in the morning. Regarding the new sharing series... audio link if you see no p...
Tags: Crafts, Audio, Problem Solving, Lions, Online Classes, How It Might Happen, The Beast-spirit, Dream/thought Catching

Think Simple...

W ithout the clutter of greed, agenda and expectation, little things can be surprisingly useful. I try not to overlook that. Think. Consider. Keep Going. Many times, I get the question..."what do you do with all these little pieces?". I consider each one, and each step, a thought caught. And I try to put them in perspective. Thought Catching now aka Patchwork in Perspective   is officially the first segment of a sharing series I will host in 2019 starting on my birthday, February 19th. Ok ...
Tags: Crafts, Looking, Online Classes, Simpler Times, Patchwork, Little Things, How It Might Happen, Becoming more or less, continuing aka Just Going, Usefulness, Naming Things, Story Fragments, Components Aka Loose Patches, Clarity (now Known As Blur-ity, Dream/thought Catching


T he moon was visible. It was dark inside. Low lamplight. And as I waited I looked around. I thought eclipse might be considered as a compositional element . How new form might evolve from disappearing. The pictures were blurry but that's how thoughts begin. And then I fell asleep. I woke up early but it was too late. This morning... When you catch a thought you might hold it long enough to make it useful. Sometimes it takes a long time. What if I start with that? Thought Catching. Pa...
Tags: Crafts, Transformation, Looking, Form, What If, Moons, How It Might Happen, Becoming more or less, Usefulness, Less, Patience/Eventually, Dream/thought Catching

So Where is the Snow?

S now is like an eraser . I thought that. I could use one right now right now. I thought that too. The man bought me a digital pencil. I'm doodling. or undo odling... Grace , who doesn't like the word doodle, had me consider that. Do I? Is it too "cute"? No, I do. I like the word doodle. It's like Just Going and Thought Catching. Without too much ado. (adoodle?) Also, my nickname was Doody when I was very small. And then later, before Jude, in my private journals, I spelled my n...
Tags: Crafts, Jude, Design Mending, Becoming more or less, Doody, Un-Doing ( which is a kind of doing, Doodles And Drawings (joodlehill, Less, Dream/thought Catching


  that'll have to be enough...
Tags: Crafts, Handwriting, The Real Journal Project- Loose Pages, Dream/thought Catching


  that'll have to be enough...
Tags: Crafts, Handwriting, The Real Journal Project- Loose Pages, Dream/thought Catching

Not an Identity Crisis

J ust Being OneSelves. The thought came, I caught it. Shared it.
Tags: Crafts, Identity, Self Discovery, Becoming more or less, Stray Cat Series, Dream/thought Catching

A s I get older . Spaces open up in the expected. Long enough and frequently enough to consider them more. And more. Maybe I just cannot hold on to the illusions as easily any more. You know, those things we build and expect to last forever. They seem these days to be walls with no doors. Yes as I get older the gaps have become more like the real building blocks. I like this arrangement. The Mountain, the emptiness, the way the moon highlights only part of the pattern, that I might call natura...
Tags: Crafts, Space, Through, In Between, Natural Order, Design Mending, Becoming more or less, Considering/reconsidering, Components Aka Loose Patches, Dream/thought Catching

What Time is it?

T ime... it's a point of view. This one, I'm not linking back (Summer Solstice I think) because here it is.  The Tendency to Shift. A basket self. A frame of mind. And I just looked out the window and it's snowing! Shift and Form are what I'm focused on. And Thought. Not Art. Thought. Although I see them as the same. How Thought mends what isn't into what is. How we all do that. Thought appreciation then. More inclusive. And so I guess I am back. Tho I was always here. I&...
Tags: Crafts, Time, Season, Form, Cloth is like self, Design Mending, How It Might Happen, Becoming more or less, continuing aka Just Going, Timekeepers, Dream/thought Catching, Context/frames Of Mind

It Stopped Raining

K nowing , from experience, that I mostly never finish, according to the standards of others, I am putting the pennant in the mail this afternoon. It holds, keeps, a few dreams together. And we might imagine the rest.
Tags: Crafts, Love, Imagine, continuing aka Just Going, Cloth is like a world, Keepers, Dream/thought Catching

it's december

Or... Maybe my note for today should be.. it's December and we're no closer.
Tags: Crafts, Imagine, Patchwork, Notes To Self, One-ness, Design Mending, Becoming more or less, Cloth is like a world, Doodles And Drawings (joodlehill, Long Cloth/pathworks, Patience/Eventually, Dream/thought Catching, Context/frames Of Mind

The storm moved through

J ust one more... Here. What moves through. How it cuts, erases, changes, even embellishes. How it is also contained. By both inside and outside,like a dream. I suppose "home" is the thing that stands, has been standing here in so many posts. Home is a place but also a sense of place. Maybe even the sense of ownership of space that home provides. I'm thinking so fluidly this morning. It all seems just a sense of something.  How my sense of so many things has changed. You know, how you kno...
Tags: Home, Crafts, Love, Season, Flow, Seeing Through Things, continuing aka Just Going, The Sense-feel, Patience/Eventually, Dream/thought Catching

Digital Patchwork

  T hese loose pages   (patches really) were created and posted from my phone. Reason 1, I had thoughts and I wanted to share. Reason 2, things are changing. We have decided to continue to embrace technology. Especially as we disappear into old age. Technology is good. Not all of it has been perfected yet. Like me. Sometimes when things are in between they seem not good. But eventually, one thing becomes another. So consider. Patience. Practice. Soon...Heading off to look at a little cottage...
Tags: Home, Crafts, Faces, Symbols, In Between, The Real Journal Project- Loose Pages, Technology And Blogging, Components Aka Loose Patches, Patience/Eventually, Dream/thought Catching, Digital Patchwork

One at a Time

T hat Robe . Continuing . Robe weather is approaching. To catch them. The symbols. And repair at the same time. The magic dot. Was #1.  The first consciousness of component/symbol as a way to build story cloth... Just one old example ... and a new way of doing it with a loose dyed patch. A dot is a place to begin.
Tags: Crafts, Stories, Symbols, Contemporary Boro, Dots And Circles, Dream/thought Catching, Clothing And Personal Adornment

Heat and Humidity Rising

Imagine. T he air is like soup. But it's in your lungs. I love taking pictures like this lately.  I have a little lamp behind me in the cool of early morning before sunrise. It's the shadow of the phone camera.  It happened by accident a few time and then it became a component.  I look at this and think this might be an idea (?) for dyeing or piecing.  This light and dark effect. For now we'll lay low and keep cool.
Tags: Crafts, Summer, Looking, Faces, Imagine, Suns, Light And Dark, What If, Photoplay, Components Aka Loose Patches, Dream/thought Catching


H ot Cat. Cool floor. Universal Basket Self Sense evolving. I'm often asked what drives my creative process.  I guess it boils down to...well...the curiosity about what drives my creative process.  Which boils down to... well...curiosity.  And then more simply, thinking.
Tags: Crafts, Questions, Dream/thought Catching

A Far Reaching Dream

I t was just a kind of off grid base. 5 circle patches, spaces in between. A cloth collage. Glue Stitched . Like I do. And then the Basket-Self. At the center of this universe I seem to picture myself in. Like we do because it's human nature to sense ourselves so. Use that to be. Reminds me a bit of yesterday's post. Imagining basket self in that one now. Maybe just a blob-floating. And then, because Ive been sorting and packing and purging in the studio, I found these. Beast templ...
Tags: Crafts, Feel Free, Basket Diaries, Becoming more or less, Stitching, Cloth is like a world, The Beast-spirit, Considering/reconsidering, Components Aka Loose Patches, Dream/thought Catching


T oo humid for anything but looking. Or stretching my mind. Or just talking... Your browser does not support the audio element. alternative audio link
Tags: Crafts, Space, Audio, Scale, Alignment, Looking, White, Squares, Patchwork, Context, Symbols, Notes To Self, Becoming more or less, Sanity, Nine Lives Patch, Large Cloth

Redefining Sanity

T ime away has been useful. Even though I wouldn't call it rest. Bigger Sanity is on the wall. Sanity being a series that has been in the works for a while, maybe forever. On the wall also a growing number of pieces I call Frames of MindWork. Recently begun. Or really, continued. I've all of a sudden realized more clearly how they are now part of the same series. And a way to make all my work so. For, as I have asked myself before, what is sanity but a frame of mind? I almost did an a...
Tags: Crafts, Eyes, Form, Patchwork, Context, Cloth is like self, continuing aka Just Going, Sanity, Considering/reconsidering, Clarity (now Known As Blur-ity, Dream/thought Catching


N ap. Hey Look. I'm up early. Some napping (learned from a master)and so grateful for an almost full night's sleep with no pain. My son is visiting, recently returned from various adventures in far off lands and not so far off lands. Fixing the shocks on his wheels and hanging out. So after concentrating on the concept of Human Limitation yesterday... framing that thought... ...my frame of mind has switched back to imagining a house with a roof where the sky gets in. My ankle is heali...
Tags: Home, Crafts, Rest, Problem Solving, Imagine, Edges, Feel Free, Online Classes, The Boy, Grateful, Patchwork, Context, Soul-o, continuing aka Just Going, Nine Lives Patch, Patience/Eventually

Sort of but Not Really

A m I here? Sort of. It feels like this. Going in circles. But then not really. But then in perspective, always. I ended up making frames of mind . And now using them as just that. Filling the empty spaces/holes. I stitched on this one, on and off with Solstice in mind. And Mom who died on that very day a few years back. Has it been that long already? It's not done because it doesn't seem to be my goal here. I'm experimenting with a few methods and also just letting circles for...
Tags: Crafts, Space, Instagram, Holes, Mask, Questions, Edges, Suns, Context, Filling Space, Old Sky, Timekeepers, A Little Holiday Cloth, Dream/thought Catching

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