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outside of Boston
fiber artist in Massachusetts
Interests: quilting, reading, gardening, collage, history - esp. American
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you model a business of being true to what moves/inspires self (personal motifs, structures of shape, devotion to quality of cloth)(which is kind of static)while also consistently courageously stepping into the river of creative process, knowing each step steps into a new river, a river that by definition can never be the same river two times. I don't know how you do it.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Quilting at Spirit Cloth
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how strange to think of ghosts as a layer. your pieces prompt the idea. it's interesting, also, to see the piecing before any stitch -- calm, open -- the soul before it comes in?
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on soul spirits at handstories
can't wait, too
HI GRACE. Missed you! Welcome to your new home. Upside down goats seems perfect. For a while now, by the way, I’ve been posting almost exclusively on my phone. Thumbs get tired but it’s easy. Cant wait to hear more!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Going at windthread
"It doesn't matter how you start, it matters how well you manage the going." so hopeful and useful an idea. thank you.
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2018 on Dance at Spirit Cloth
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I remember you saying, 'a fold is a seam, really'...
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2018 on Winter Whispers at Spirit Cloth
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me too -- and chin
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2018 on Winter Whispers at Spirit Cloth
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the feeling in these squares is changing -- they seem to have more depth
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2018 on lost amidst the stars at handstories
"It is my contention that making a table that refers to the natural world and the larger context of life (the seasons, the weather, the moon, sun and stars) grounds the gathering in shared experience and fosters connections between the hosts, the guests, the place and the reasons for being together. I think it collects filaments of memory, tradition and caring, and intensifies them into feelings of inclusion and happy conviviality for everyone around the table." -- wow! so beautifully thought and said! I learn from your constant evaluating. At first I thought you were too much of a perfectionist, but now I see that you apply your artist's critique at every stage as a way to keep learning and refining. As for black, you just never know. It might've worked.
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2018 on Becky's table...postmortem at Raven and Sparrow
the word 'elegant' came to my mind, too. I adore the runner, esp., and the gold-rimmed plates! I can feel your sense of renewal and am eager to see what you get up to this year!
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2018 on Christmas table at Raven and Sparrow
where did you see them?
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2018 on edges at handstories
the writing here is wonderful. I envy your sense of place, which I did not have growing up. But how I remember the giant oak at Nicholson's in Hancock -- how it was outlined against the sky and the long view up the valley toward Williamstown.
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2018 on what a tree can be at handstories
your teaching stories inspire and act as tonic, both. as do the stars. oh, those stars!
I, too, love David Whyte, esp when I hear him read his own work. But here's the thing -- these could be your words, in a way. Having reviewed my notes of several of your classes this past weekend, I really mean it. The small step. The listening turned inward. Eschewing heroics. You say stuff like this ALL THE TIME.
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2018 on Rarely at Spirit Cloth
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Next time, if need be maybe you can just rip something? Just kidding. Same activities here. Will be seeing Son No. One for the first time in almost a year. Can't believe it's been that long. Cleaning mirrors, straightening bookcases, changing bed linens, removing some of the college clutter. Problem always is -- where do we put it all? Anyway, happy Christmas to you and your family!
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2017 on stitching some of it together at handstories
it's all about the color, but I like 'skinny yarn that's soft'
Toggle Commented Dec 12, 2017 on name that blue... at handstories
I agree with Liz and Hazel as well -- I mean, I would've loved to have seen what else you would've included, but I really think the woven runner deserves to be seen and seen as the focal point. Nice work!
Toggle Commented Dec 11, 2017 on Becky's table...spring at Raven and Sparrow
Safe trip. Can't wait to hear from the 'other side' of your journey!
Toggle Commented Dec 11, 2017 on OK. Just Going. at windthread
Just today I listened to a 'This American Life' while walking the dog -- an Australian woman in her 20's went out on the street and talked with men who made cat calls and lewd remarks. She ended up talking with one man for over an hour -- he seemed reasonable, he seemed nice. He actually thought his clucking and whistling was a way to compliment women. He actually thought it made us feel good and attractive. Even when the interviewer presented him with astonishing statistics about how such gestures scare the shit out of women or at least annoy us, he did not get it. Just did not get it. Refused to get it. #metoo Many of my early journal quilts dealt with trauma. Any you want to share is okay with me!
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2017 on Warning: This is a "Me, too" post at handstories
"still some vague light on the Rim" and "Night brings a kind of reprieve"... love your words. I have my first batch of Dirty Threads. Not yet used. and that machine is one, maybe two iterations prior to the one I learned on... the black wasp body, the gold stamp on the body, the metal components -- sturdy but feminine somehow
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2017 on music at windthread
I know how carefully you consider texture, pattern, and color... but with this narrow table, I see how important scale is too. I learn so much here!
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2017 on Giving thanks at Raven and Sparrow
is there significance to the number?
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2017 on indigo stars at handstories
innocence, as you say, and season -- love them
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2017 on Birth at Spirit Cloth
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I'm so glad to read a few posts back that one of your essential items is your computer! this writing feels so transitional -- parts of the imagination are already THERE. I like the idea of an invisible tattoo...I see it as the stamp of the kite maker.
Toggle Commented Nov 28, 2017 on old dog, old tricks at windthread
when the leaves fall here, our living room is filled with glorious light for most of the day! is that star falling?
Toggle Commented Nov 25, 2017 on Small Offerings at Spirit Cloth
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