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outside of Boston
fiber artist in Massachusetts
Interests: quilting, reading, gardening, collage, history - esp. American
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"should" is one of the least lovely words in the English language. it carries coercion, failures to listen, judgment and so much other ugly stuff.
Toggle Commented 47 minutes ago on a very nice day at handstories
Potent introspection. As a fellow Aquarian, I've been wondering how things get (more intense? more governed by karma? less governable, period?) as the sun travels toward the native opposite -- Leo. In my case, that's also the 12th house, the house of dreams, the unconscious, karma, coercion, sleep. Maybe it's more the house thing. Sorry to ramble. There are stories and stories between every sentence above!
Toggle Commented 2 hours ago on There comes a time... at Spirit Cloth
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maybe the urge to make things (any things) takes second place to the packing and moving of existing things for a bit? this has to be frustrating, but is different from wanting to make things that can't exist. a pragmatic view.
Toggle Commented 2 hours ago on angstfull urge at windthread
I thought I entered hell yesterday. The blue bleed is perfect. I think it's a crack up that the stars started to fail as the light faded, given that that's when they appear!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on loosening up at handstories
karma opens the heart, or can, can't it? gorgeous surface of design... the whole surface.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Karma at Spirit Cloth
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human love is full of treachery indeed. I'd like to be a skunk, or a phlox blossom, or the wind.
I saw him! Glad you have retained an open line to Others and share here -- that will travel with you, even if that particular bug does not.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on messages at windthread
fantastic bird shots! The worst of the storms stopped about 40 minutes west of here. Hope you dry out soon...
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Considered at Spirit Cloth
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sometimes all I can do is look. not read or listen. the too muchness of the world. but never too much of your work.
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2017 on Reminder at Spirit Cloth
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wow! congrats... what a lovely (and substantial!) spread... this makes me so happy to see.
it's smaller than I've been picturing. but no less gorgeous.
Toggle Commented Jun 13, 2017 on Morning Through Cloth at Spirit Cloth
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ah so much going on! your post enlivens definition -- what if agency is about enlarging the front so as to enlarge the back -- making sure there is flow? We can't control what we face, but we can tweak how we face it and with whom. that room, that bed, that light, that sheet -- I get it -- it demands a story. It almost already is it's story. If you wrote it, I'd read it.
watching falling stars was something we did with my father as kids. nature was his religion. The cloth is lovely, the stars and their glittering paths are lovely, the community on the beach, etc. -- but I am so taken with that OUTHOUSE!
Toggle Commented Jun 6, 2017 on star showers at handstories
so sorry -- hope it passes in a jiffy
Toggle Commented Jun 6, 2017 on ugh. at handstories
I promise to give myself the audio later in the day! as a treat. so much here. I like slotting parts of your creation as big or small for some reason. and enjoy how you consider things in relation to TIME, too. as for the cloth? I adore all the patterning along the edges and the contrast it makes with a steady, compact center.
Toggle Commented Jun 6, 2017 on How Process Begets Process at Spirit Cloth
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talk about resilience, desire to come into being!
Toggle Commented Jun 6, 2017 on young tree who planted her self at windthread
coming late to the party -- what else is new? Glad you found your word. It's such a good word. Like power, but without the taint. Like authority, but more organic. I like how you include discussion of community in with this, because of course our personal agency can be thwarted or nourished by the norms and attitudes that surround us. For some reason, this morning I think about the abortion debate and sthg a feminist sd to me as a third year law student (almost 30 yrs ago)(which, BTW reframes the debate): "what we mean when we say abortion should be illegal is that women should not have the moral agency to kill." I love how the hollyhock gets raised as a victor's emblem or even a weapon in the drawing you make later... that, to me, speaks to a reframe as well -- what do we mean by power? what do we wield to stake our claims or assert our rights? To make our agency manifest? What if a nation of women rose up bearing hollyhocks?
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2017 on agency at windthread
may they all be peaceful. may they all be free of inner and outer harm.
well, ok. I really like the idea of kindness being 'way bigger than I imagined' -- it changes it somehow. spacious vs. soft
Toggle Commented May 25, 2017 on Each Step a Choice at Spirit Cloth
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aren't you always kind? I have a hard time imagining otherwise.
Toggle Commented May 25, 2017 on Each Step a Choice at Spirit Cloth
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the too-muchness of it all and then reading about a distant friend risking her life to save a kitten, and it's almost weeping time
Toggle Commented May 25, 2017 on facing at windthread
I CAN imagine such a roof. And because I am like this, I see the sheer brown as a gauzy reference to shit ('the good kind')! Love how you've tucked in that moon, too. I've yet to find good places for those that I bought from thread crumbs...
Toggle Commented May 23, 2017 on How Place Happened at Spirit Cloth
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you have courage. you tell the truth. those are worthy, too
Toggle Commented May 12, 2017 on graced at handstories
everything you make is a heart
Toggle Commented May 12, 2017 on Heart at Spirit Cloth
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the experience, the words, then the cloth. each will have its own form of testimony? for me, the words are enough. the Apricot tree, the Janet chair, the sense of being known
Toggle Commented May 12, 2017 on surrender at windthread