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dee
outside of Boston
fiber artist in Massachusetts
Interests: quilting, reading, gardening, collage, history - esp. American
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Roof as tutu!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on For some reason... at Spirit Cloth
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I loved getting a scrap of indigo from you with my purchase!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on a blue day at handstories
worry is a tough habit to break, even when you know it does no good.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on opening into at windthread
Enjoy your spaces! This piece is busy. I love that about it -- especially the sweeping blue descending from left to right. It makes a glorious contrast between swift, liquid motion and the solid structure.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on For some reason... at Spirit Cloth
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I know what you mean about not wanting to 'go there' -- the older I get the less the details of personal trauma seem to matter which is not denial, it's something else. But having said that, I do think it's possible to draw from those moments and feelings without drawing the whole picture. For me, writing what I wish for wouldn't be enough -- especially not gritty enough. PS in my writing circle the incidence of weird overlaps is so frequent as to be funny -- 2 people with characters named Fred, or two people describing a missing cat... like that!
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2017 on truth making at handstories
the birthday business... almost an automatic trigger, even at 15! it always sounds like you handle these ugly moments so much better than you think.
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2017 on Moon, Sun & sons at handstories
so many critters you will miss!
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2017 on today at windthread
Congrats! I actually agree with Elizabeth -- same reason not to keep tons of shit in your attic (we do, ugh). Must feel good! Especially, if long delayed?
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2017 on Yesterday's Cloth at Spirit Cloth
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mid-90's is hot in my book, too. it's when I start to worry about the dog's paw pads on the heated pavement.
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2017 on playing in the sun at handstories
how quickly light moves. it defies us and surprises us. but what rainbow isn't good news?
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2017 on the Kochia GROWS at windthread
I can't believe how many mornings I look at news on my phone before I even get out of bed. TERRIBLE idea.I like the way that 'lightning' ends up looking like moonlight on a lake.
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but it is! the threads making their rhythmic tracks between pieces
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I love it too.
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cryptic is perhaps the wrong word -- poetic, dense, evocative, would be better words. or, 'cryptic' but stripped of any negative sense of hiding or failure to explicate. I am often jealous (? also not quite the right word) of how much you convey without getting into personal stuff.
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2017 on Ghost Lines at Spirit Cloth
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at first read, I dashed ahead, thinking the snake had eaten the kittens. and how upsetting that would've been. but then to recognize the snake being eaten is the same thing, only the other way, made me see the funny way we take sides with things.
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2017 on just the truth of how it is at windthread
you are taking the 'house as body' or 'self' to interesting places... been enjoying the posts here and on instagram. when I read some of your cryptic comments about your work, they make an immediate sense... this happens often. but i have to say I still don't get what you mean by 'sympathetic evolution' -- isn't all evolution sympathetic, canting toward survival with purpose? I really would love to understand better.
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2017 on Ghost Lines at Spirit Cloth
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I am so, so psyched to hear this. How many weeks is the class?
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2017 on rainbowing at handstories
I think that dance of doubt is why I love movies with assertive heroines moving along lines of certainty. doesn't work that way for me.
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2017 on a day in this life at handstories
don't be ridiculous
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2017 on the gifts of others at handstories
it makes sense you might need more blank cloth than colored While You Wait. I can't believe the baby is head down already. Will you be there? I'm not clear on your time of leaving. The cloth is far from mundane. Looks like a Tarot image in the making. hope all goes well in this time of change.
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2017 on reaching while waiting at windthread
I personally dislike any layover less than an hour. Even a slight delay will bollocks you. Love how much you convey in so few words (as storytellers do). For this viewer, the telling of the interruptions is high art (tho the boat is too). It made me remember the time my younger son got a bad burn a couple years back. I was furiously certain he'd staged it to get out of something. So much worse than saying, 'I told you so'!
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2017 on a day in this life at handstories
I love the warm colors of your anniversary quilt. Happy day to you both! Also love : books as windows and windows as books.
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2017 on Windows at Spirit Cloth
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Parable of the Sower was an accidental find for me and I so loved it (also not a huge fan of sci-fi or dystopian stories)... it seemed so 'near'. And, Naomi Klein is one of my new heros -- it's tough to hear what she has to say, but worse to avoid it.
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2017 on Dystopia at windthread
how glorious! for some reason the idea of scribed, then shredded, then woven stories (esp yours) makes me swoon
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2017 on making Shifu with Velma at handstories
I love the stubborn assertive look on your creature - to my eye saying, "Am too here! Am too takin' up space!" So much wisdom in the comments. It's hard to know when selfishness serves Self and when it is just a petty kind of refusal. Because we're caretakers, etc. I hear the headache, the techno-bombing, and the selfish-reflection as so connected. Surely your online community (that you have created through endless acts of selflessness) stands as proof of generosity? It never seems like you're doing it 'just for yourself'. On another note, I sts wonder why your work isn't in top galleries in NYC, collected in a gorgeous table-top book, in museums. Wd that ambition cost too much? Require selfishness?
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2017 on Opening your Heart at Spirit Cloth
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