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Let It Be Thin

E verything Is So Fragile. I named this that. Awhile back. Form is temporary... Direct link to audio if you see no player above.
Tags: Crafts, Life, Balance, Form, Through, Seeing Through Things, Sympathetic Evolution, Becoming more or less, Cloth is like a world, Naming Things, Clarity (now Known As Blur-ity


a little dance

  A bout 48 hours . I think that's how long I was awake this time. Last night. Sleep. Before I slept I noticed the morning glories closing up. The shapeshifting filled me with peace. And then I stitched a place, without a face.   I think it is anxiety.  I remember the little dance Dad told me about when he noticed my stress.  Two steps forward, one step back.  There is a rhythm to it.  I use it on my stitching sometimes. To hold things together. And keep my perspective.  I visualized...
Tags: Crafts, Dad, Natural Order, Becoming more or less, Stitching, Patchwork(mostly In Perspective


To Fall into it

I t's Fall. And then thinking about Fall. Leaves Fall. But leaves are let go to make room for new leaves. Our sweet Michelle gave me this little hoop. I played with this photo. I highlighted what might be held by this small gift. And I added a garden layer, the season. Fading. I say to myself, the layering in photos, as well as digital drawing, can be a tool, for helping form evolve in my story cloth.  But then too, tools need to be an extension of those who use them. That is the comple...
Tags: Crafts, Flow, Transformation, Gift Giving, Remembering, Layers, Form, Michelle, Cloth is like self, Sympathetic Evolution, Design Mending, Becoming more or less, Usefulness, Filling Space, Dream/thought Catching, Context/frames Of Mind


Encouraging a change in form

A day or so , ago. She felt heavy. She had too many layers as a result of how she came together .Now, a day or so later, thoughts again of how form changes through interaction, here focused on where light meets dark: I do a lot of my initial drawing digitally. I used to print the picture, that works too. But printer ink runs out fast and paper is precious. And really, as a person who draws a lot, learning digital drawing, having the tools, I think it only enhances possibility and encourag...
Tags: Crafts, Design Mending, How It Might Happen, Meeting Points, Becoming more or less, Doodles And Drawings (joodlehill, Dream/thought Catching, Context/frames Of Mind, Stray Cat/self Series


Composition

C ompose. To begin with something. To make peace with it. That is how I use the word. There is a the physical thing. The need for it to feel right, and to hold together, at least long enough to reconsider.  Letting it, helping it  BE. There is also the thought behind it. I always hope that might become a tool and not a weapon.  I make changes , often based on softening my original vision. Even though I was often taught the opposite. In this case my thought has softened as well, and this ...
Tags: Crafts, Transition, Transformation, Alignment, Form, Self Portrait, Light And Dark, Cloth is like self, In Between, One-ness, Sympathetic Evolution, Design Mending, Becoming more or less, Considering/reconsidering, Clarity (now Known As Blur-ity, Dream/thought Catching


Pause for a Moment

  I worked on this one yesterday. In the lamplight this morning, the colors are altered. The photo not so clear. I added the red dot. Some stitch.      Link to audio if you see no player above
Tags: Crafts, Problem Solving, Layers, Form, Cloth is like self, Notes To Self, Design Mending, How It Might Happen, Becoming more or less, Crossroads, Old Sky, Considering/reconsidering, Dots And Circles, Context/frames Of Mind, Patchwork(mostly In Perspective


How Nine Might Become Less

A link to the audio if you see no player above. (If you are subscribed by email, click the title of this post to listen to audio from the blog.) T he Shirt I call Nine So this audio format seems the most reliable . More work  but not too much in the scheme of things.  It did delay my post a bit later though. I can adjust. Someone asked about podcasting. I could check that out but it probably costs something.     It's raining again. 
Tags: Crafts, White, Design Mending, Becoming more or less, Weathering The Storm, Contemporary Boro, Technology And Blogging, Clothing And Personal Adornment


Over Time

N ot Suddenly really. I need want less
Tags: Crafts, Cloth is like self, Notes To Self, Becoming more or less, Sanity, Cloth Weaving, Less


The Deep Breath

Just here, because it is so easy really, to be who i am.   It is almost September and I feel the calm And the comfort in my own limitations.  Like a change in season Brings new form.        
Tags: Crafts, Identity, Wings, Alignment, Edges, Form, Grateful, Cloth is like self, Becoming more or less, indigo-Spirit Cloth Blues, Patchwork(mostly In Perspective


OK

S o. Here I am. There are many reasons for this change. But not as many as there were for leaving. The biggest one was my inability to easily put media here, which has not changed. And then what if confusion is a form of clarity? I am here because I am confused. Became confused. I guess that is clear enough for now. Things: I left here awhile ago for technical reasons. I went here . Some of you may not have found me there.  The service that delivers these posts by email no longer accept...
Tags: Crafts, Stars, Form, Becoming more or less, continuing aka Just Going, On Paper, The Real Journal Project- Loose Pages, The Wishing Kind, Clarity (now Known As Blur-ity


Deepening Winter.

It's cold, we've gone Polar. Looks like below freezing for a week or so. And maybe some snow. The big unstacked wood pile is frozen. An excuse to continue with other things.  Life became really confusing this last year. Maybe actually just confusing.  In any case, The Deep Pool of Thought... posts here and here ... has become a larger cloth still, simply by giving it a different use. And it could be a blanket too if I keep going.  And I probably will, what else is there? And it's...
Tags: Crafts, Winter, Identity, Handwriting, Form, How It Might Happen, Becoming more or less, continuing aka Just Going, Placekeeping, Cloth is like a world, Story Fragments, Large Cloth, The Real Journal Project- Loose Pages, Patience/Eventually, Context/frames Of Mind


My Real New Year

There is a lot of considering in the air. At one point, after a lot of practice, one just might be able to  Consider All Things To be continued...
Tags: Crafts, Life, Reflection, Remembering, Fringe, Handwriting, Cloth is like self, Sympathetic Evolution, How It Might Happen, Becoming more or less, Considering/reconsidering, Patience/Eventually, Context/frames Of Mind


Un Doing

A little blurry, but that's the truth. Clearing seems liquid is what struck me here as read back over it.   Flow. And then I thought, what is a page in perspective... ? Form is temporary.
Tags: Crafts, Flow, Questions, Handwriting, Form, Becoming more or less, Un-Doing ( which is a kind of doing, The Real Journal Project- Loose Pages, Clarity (now Known As Blur-ity


Let's Soften

There was mist this morning. Mist is an old friend. Friends are teachers. The next growing season will be here soon enough. Have you saved the seeds? I will take advantage of these unusually warm days that have blurred season's edge and string some clothesline in between trees. Big Cloth needs room. And I need fresh air.
Tags: Crafts, Space, Problem Solving, Edges, In Between, Becoming more or less, continuing aka Just Going, Season/change, Large Cloth 2020


Oneness

After some technical advisement, the short version of the story,I did, indeed,lose the files on my hard drive. And the computer is non functional. So "things" fell apart. But I didn't. And I have kept my needles threaded. Just needing some time to gather some appropriate patches. Seems the older I get, the more pieces there are to work with. And ways to hold them together.
Tags: Crafts, Eyes, Cloth is like self, One-ness, Becoming more or less, continuing aka Just Going, Scraps Of Self, Mending, Components Aka Loose Patches, Patchwork(mostly In Perspective, Loose Thoughts 2020


Loss

Before sleep, I updated the computer. Which never completed. A forced shutdown with coffee and now it will not boot. So here I am, with my phone, which is no fun at all. Letting you know. Fearing I have lost all my book files and softwear and photos not backed up. Asking myself what loss is.    ? And loving the stitched wave border with dots, another storybook detail. And thinking about in between. which is where I'll be for a while Longer than Expected.
Tags: Crafts, Stories, Questions, Edges, In Between, Becoming more or less, Considering/reconsidering


Karma as a Loose Patch

Note to self: The Puzzle is Liquid. The solutions are infinite. There is no puzzle, only pieces. Of the whole. The question is, can you see what I see? No zoom in here, it is easier to catch by standing back, in perspective.
Tags: Crafts, Flow, Symbols, One-ness, How It Might Happen, Self Discovery, Becoming more or less, Sanity, Nine Lives Patch, 9(forever, Components Aka Loose Patches, Context/frames Of Mind, Patchwork(mostly In Perspective, Loose Thoughts 2020


It's hard to know the big picture...

...probably because we never really get to see it. Still we try to hold the sense of it. It doesn't make me feel small like it used to. I can just be part of it. Like a patch. It is easier to hold on to that these days. The Bigger Cloth. I was simply exhausted yesterday. I slept early and I slept deep. Soul-o seemed to know, he stayed close.  This morning, after 4 tries, photos!  The piece above, an unfinished small journey from the class with the same name.  I added and stitched the o...
Tags: Crafts, Instagram, Scale, Questions, Design Mending, Soul-o, Becoming more or less, continuing aka Just Going, Naming Things, Considering/reconsidering, Technology And Blogging, Small Journeys series, Dots And Circles, Dream/thought Catching, Context/frames Of Mind, Patchwork(mostly In Perspective


Over and over

I have a box of earth beast templates. I have used them over and over. I can use them again. Because they always evolve. And that is a good reminder. The jury is in. TypePad has actually told me that they will not be trying to fix the problems with viewing threaded comments. And some other issues.  I can assume that their heart is no longer in it. And so goes mine. I will have a lot of work to do to extract and save all my class materials and blog stuff. I will assume I need to start doing that...
Tags: Crafts, Sympathetic Evolution, How It Might Happen, Becoming more or less, The Beast-spirit, Un-Doing ( which is a kind of doing, Technology And Blogging


Over Time

... t hey Became Like a Tree. A Typepad glitch is keeping me from viewing and replying to comments, here and on other Typepad blogs. So, comments off and I am going to take some time away and get lost in some details.  The stray cat series has evolved into the stray selves series, realizing that I may contain a whole spectrum of beasts to deal with. I need to consider this more deeply anyway.  And in the News, Feel Free is not closing but will be temporarily down for a while so I might fix a ...
Tags: Crafts, Transformation, Feel Free, Hill, Moons, Cloth is like self, Design Mending, Becoming more or less, Skitch Skatch, Working In A Series, Spirit Cloth Shop, Stray Cat/self Series


September

I t finally stopped raining . Water that is. The lightning last night was spectacular. I finished the spirals.  And I will go ahead and put an edge on. I hardly ever make the edge the last step. The edge makes it a place. Shapes context. I will edge it in red. Red, courage, red holding center, now red on the edge.  A ring of courage which has me remembering the ring from so so far back. My first symbol. Somehow I am closing a circle. I have always lived with clutter, things. I just want si...
Tags: Home, Crafts, Color, Edges, Symbols, Becoming more or less, Context/frames Of Mind, Large Cloth 2020


change is in the air

T hat wind , that signals change, blew in this morning. It may not linger day to day, but it has arrived. I could see it in the treetops before it came through the open window. The wind that makes everything smell different.  It is going to be a big acorn year. The squirrels are beside themselves. ( I was going to say in heaven, but we all know where that concept has gotten us to) It's the most joy I have seen in a long time. The acorns are different here. And quite honestly, so am I. I do...
Tags: Home, Crafts, Transition, Wind, Joy, Cloth is like self, Becoming more or less, Stray Cat/self Series, Season/change


A Seeing Morning

G ood Morning. It's cool. Cool for the first time in a long time. Evidence of cycle. I feel like this one was left for me.  Right outside the porch door. Yesterday's confusion led me to a small eye sampler started a couple of years ago .  Some eyes still colorless... "complete the full spectrum of vision" I said to myself.  There are Shells of Summer everywhere. They seem like eyes today. New eyes. Old eyes. A reminder that we need all eyes. To see. The first stitching was done on a...
Tags: Crafts, Eyes, Magic, Embroidery, Gift Giving, Questions, Layers, Through, Cloth is like self, Sympathetic Evolution, Ninepatch, Becoming more or less, Stitching, Samplers, Nine Lives Patch, The Other Side


Tendency

This is me. And the tendency to complicate. I woke up in a frenzy. This is how my mind interferes with simplicity. Tendency, is it linked to need? Or habit? Form is fluid. Choosing makes things seem more static, permanent. More useful to others maybe, that's all. It all settles out into everything. I'm never sure if I can ever explain how clear this is to me.
Tags: Crafts, Flow, Imagine, Form, One-ness, Natural Order, Design Mending, How It Might Happen, Becoming more or less, Doodles And Drawings (joodlehill, Clarity (now Known As Blur-ity, Dream/thought Catching, Large Cloth 2020, Loose Thoughts 2020


Holding on to Nothing

N amed for the wispy silk scraps I am filling space with. It's like that, holding on to nothing. It has changed since I posted it on Instagram last week.  But also the image is developing  slowly around the concept of the name.  And the name has 2 parts.  Holding on to Nothing aka New Eyes. It's about my changing perception of what is real. How to give form to that. Make it some sort of place to hold on to.  Also, these kinds of images I build with cloth are more personal in terms o...
Tags: Crafts, Eyes, Silk, Edges, Form, Sympathetic Evolution, How It Might Happen, Becoming more or less, continuing aka Just Going, Placekeeping, Naming Things, Filling Space, Dream/thought Catching, Context/frames Of Mind


The Big Round Table

A dining table, was the idea. Dining table. We don't need to dine there. No visitors. Won't be. And then in the back of my mind, a place to gather, a workshop. Not gonna happen either.  But it's big, and flat and easy to get around with a seemingly never ending edge. So it is the cloth table. In this year of Big Cloth. And this, this is the other side of Holding Pattern. From a while back. I was talking about it a lot then. And then, like most things, poof. ( older posts about this c...
Tags: Home, Crafts, Edges, Layers, The Boy, Quilt Stories, Becoming more or less, continuing aka Just Going, Usefulness, The Other Side, Holding Pattern, Large Cloth 2020


Wednesday Words

P ear. Pears. A Pair of Pears. At woods edge. A Pair is a positive thing. In my mind. In any form. Because it represents the birth of a pattern. And pattern is a form of natural order. And natural order takes a while to play out. I keep making these. Pairs. Pair-ings. Pare . Trim. Pared down, putting patchwork into the simplest perspective. 2 pieces. Connection. The beginning of bigger. But this simple balanced component, that moved away from the ones, then threes I usually work with, ta...
Tags: Crafts, Balance, Form, Quilt Stories, Light And Dark, How It Might Happen, Meeting Points, Becoming more or less, continuing aka Just Going, Pair-ings, Components Aka Loose Patches, Patience/Eventually, Piece-Makers, Patchwork(mostly In Perspective, Large Cloth 2020


How it Mostly Goes

T ogether , glued with pins and a bit of stitch. continuing from here. Aligned, and I am looking. Uncomfortable though. Then, making the concept smaller, to explain, showing, and then, telling myself. video link if you see no player above Pulled apart. Unpinned.  Resting on a cloth I call the Nest of Days. Still informed by one another, through touch and logic. But free.  Entangled, still one, yet free and on the same side.  Your browser does not support the audio element. ...
Tags: Firefox, Crafts, Video, Transformation, Alignment, Layers, What If, Through, One-ness, Seeing Through Things, Sympathetic Evolution, Design Mending, How It Might Happen, Meeting Points, Becoming more or less, The Other Side


Hunker Down for real

Another circle of green , then OK, a Pool of Green. A Pool of Green for no reason. So. Just because. Just because I had a lot of green silk. How things really go, let's count the ways today. The video is cut off at the beginning, I said I'm sorry about the shadow, but actually not really sorry. I just thought I should say that. It dragged on a bit, way too much, and I was a bit out of the ring of vision. But too lazy to edit. The washer was running. The man began asking me questions as...
Tags: Home, Crafts, Life, Green, Flow, Imperfection, How It Might Happen, Self Discovery, Becoming more or less, Usefulness, Filling Space, Skitch Skatch, Dots And Circles, Clarity (now Known As Blur-ity, Context/frames Of Mind, HUNKER DOWN


Preparation

    I have been thinking about being prepared . How it sometimes seems like a "suddenly" last minute kind of thing to rush and change everything now, which often pushes everyone and everything else out of the way in the process. But then it can also be a constant worrying activity where you keep at it based on a long standing fear, which might wear on you and everyone else around you. Drag you down and limit the rest of your activities. Poison your days. But then in a more gentle perspective, ...
Tags: Crafts, Feel Free, Simpler Times, How It Might Happen, Becoming more or less, continuing aka Just Going, Crossroads, Doodles And Drawings (joodlehill