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outside of Boston
fiber artist in Massachusetts
Interests: quilting, reading, gardening, collage, history - esp. American
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another house that makes me smile... this one because it's kinda cute.
Toggle Commented yesterday on October Rolls On at Spirit Cloth
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never tried on the dog -- that's an interesting idea.
Toggle Commented yesterday on nothing to show at windthread
I've taken a workshop and two online classes on tapping... it is truly an extraordinary tool, in part because it is simple, portable, and free, but mostly because it works. Hope it can help you through the transition to California.
Toggle Commented yesterday on nothing to show at windthread
breathing with you. you are going with you. that's the main thing.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on a day beyond days at windthread
i'd kinda consider pulling up stakes and moving across a few states 'a job', but I hear you. Hope you get rid of that ringworm -- it must be unnerving. I moved a lot as a kid and there were often trips to the ER on either side of a move -- that's how ungrounding it can be. So take good care!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on fixing and gathering at windthread
again, so well put. This morning I read Chopra's words about the sanity and power of a posture that lacks all defense and judgment. Those words dovetail beautifully with your post.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Imagine peace at Raven and Sparrow
I love the dots on the path. They seem to express notions of continuing and memory in a whole new way. Following on the paths constructed here make me love your doodles all the more, too! I am experimenting with this 'documentation of the fleeting' idea regarding writing. It's a conscious patterning after what I see you doing, and hard.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Layers at Spirit Cloth
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I am drawn to the notion of a 'wild peace' -- it seems to capture something essential, dynamic and true about being in the world. I find myself less sure about some things these days (ie that love can and will conquer all) and more sure about others (ie that hate speech and racially-motivated animus are never okay). It seems as tho today's politics has cured me of moral relativism: some stuff is wrong, wrong, wrong. Fuck shadow work! Fuck some of the interior complexities that I used to consider an indispensable part of the conversation about right and wrong. Yes, the inner and the outer are forever entwined, one mirroring the other, echoing, manifesting, so it's important to keep doing it. I am just too pessimistic to think that that alone will make the center hold. I need to come back and read this again. Thank you for your thoughtful approach to life. It helps to come here and see what you've been thinking.
Toggle Commented Oct 16, 2017 on Imagine peace at Raven and Sparrow
only a month late, here. I've experienced the same mail-prayer-wonder. It is potent and lovely. thanks for sharing yours.
Toggle Commented Oct 15, 2017 on Lucky me at Raven and Sparrow
your mother said 'shit' a lot?! (so did mine). I remember paths from one of your classes years back. I stitched mine with snow as it was snowing where I was visiting Colorado to look at schools and it was April and the bombs on Boylston street went off as we were walking those snowy paths and I made a quilt with white stitches on those paths which look innocent and overlapping but were imbued with the shock of that violence and NONE of this would I have made or remembered without your prompt 'path'
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2017 on Offerings at Spirit Cloth
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hmmm.. I think it's just funny. Not the grasping at water, of course, but the stitching result.
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2017 on no idea at handstories
This was the first thing I looked at this morning. then June 2012. so sorry, Grace. his big heart and yours.
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2017 on Gideon at windthread
this meet up seems part and parcel of saying goodbye to this time and place? I am mixed about the usefulness of hashing things out. What may seem like progress to one might feels like re-opening of old wounds to another.
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2017 on saying goodbye pizza day and "friend". at windthread
glad you did go on and on.
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2017 on saying goodbye pizza day and "friend". at windthread
ha you're funny. I've been wanting to hang a f***ing flag, but can't find it. The note/story idea is wonderful! what you have to say about your work always adds dimension. does the work stand on its own? yes. but why not give that to your customer?
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2017 on Today, part 2- Love Notes at Spirit Cloth
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THIS is the mother love work that I wish I was doing! You are amazing. Your work is amazing. The craft is so careful and lovely and heirloom quality.
Toggle Commented Sep 17, 2017 on Accessory cloths at Raven and Sparrow
why does synchronicity thrill me the way it does? it just does. JUST tonight, I placed a bath mat near where I prep dinner and began training Finn to sit on it. I mainly did this because he likes to lounge in front of a pull out cabinet or right at the sink (both in my way) and I'd like him to have a PLACE that doesn't trip me up (literally). I learned about the moving-mat training in puppy obedience school but kind of forgot about it. Also saw a show two days ago about how dogs are healthy when they work a bit for their food. I fling Finn stuff from the cutting board all the time. He just has to snap it out of the air. This will put a little structure to that as well.
Toggle Commented Sep 17, 2017 on just, i don't know. at windthread
Next post you say the handwriting is taking you away. How? I can't tell you how many times I've found writing that I wished I'd put the year on. It'll say September 17 and I'll have no idea what year it is. So now I'm a little strict about it. But not on Wordpress. They date everything. In my written pages it is always a struggle because I never seem to be fully oriented to a calendar. I have to work and work to find the date. But I do.
Toggle Commented Sep 17, 2017 on No title at Spirit Cloth
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That is some sweater there! I never knit at that level but did make an Aran and several baby sweaters with four colors or more once upon a time. Now? Nada. I envy how easy it is for you to work a sock pattern (errors notwithstanding). As for the basement redux -- it happens all the time here. Retracing my steps no longer works. I'll have to remember the chanting whisper -- an effective trick!
Toggle Commented Sep 17, 2017 on There was a time . . . at handstories
making a cloth for someone (even an unknown being) changes everything. I love this cloth too -- esp. those thin ripples!
oh this is such amazing good news. See? some blurts are economical, wish-fulfilling communications!
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2017 on first day of a new gig at handstories
the writing brings you closer to your illustrator-side, maybe? but maybe this is about settling into simplicity, which you point out time and time again, is anything but simple. writing with a pen or pencil is worlds apart from typing. but I like typing too. it's a little like hand stitching vs. machine stitching.
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2017 on Blur-ity at Spirit Cloth
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me too! mad jealous.
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2017 on Blur-ity at Spirit Cloth
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I'm not even sure what 'it' is but I, too, love it... the last two images, in particular, because they go somewhere else altogether, leaving narrative behind, leaving textile behind, doing something funky and exciting with the edges of expression. absolutely love them. can imagine transparencies, leafing off of each other, sometimes folded and compressed, sometimes flat and themselves...
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2017 on No title at Spirit Cloth
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Hi to you. Evocative ideas. Anything that makes impermanence 'utterly okay' is worth examining, don't you think? I'd love to spend a day inside your mind -- even a meh kind of day.
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2017 on No title at Spirit Cloth
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