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grace Forrest
New Mexico US
this blog is a journal recording the experience of having become a student of Jude Hill ~ Spirit Cloth
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i did only what needed to be done...dumping and scrubbing the Bucks feed bowls mostly, emptied the wood ashes and inbetween, i just rested. Next two days are work away and i still am not my good self. and i ~contemplated~ the word fits, while fading into and out of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at windthread
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woke this morning with the maybe of going to Albuquerque to STAND. Was drizzling, which means waiting for ok Goat Moment to feed. Wind came up. and i though about how my life revolves around these Goats, these Beings. And i was feeling sick. so i didn't go. So i... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at windthread
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i made more branches. Skipped around on the computer, reading, to Democracy Now, mostly, but then News threads. I tried, but couldn't watch the actual inauguration. I looked at pics of airplanes filled with women on their Way...that was the best of it. I felt something that i have no... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at windthread
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a tree is Slow OH! i see something as this pic Unfolds here on this screen in just this moment. something i hadn't seen at all when the Cloth is in hand... an Answer to the feeling that the tree stitching is going to be Heavy with all the rest.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at windthread
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which for and in its self is Something. and i can tell it's January because all this rises to the top of the pile there's another one...The Zen of Gardening....in the high and arid west....David Wann yesterday, the calendar, today these. Going Forward by circling around back again. Beginning again.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at windthread
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BUT...this came. could not be at a more perfect time. I get one every year for a while now. Have sent them to Daughter. This year i got two. One for her, one for me. I will use the Astronomy calendar for the Wall calendar, the day to day business... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at windthread
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again, needed to photograph under the sewing lamp light...so overcast OutSide, and you really can't see that i tried to adjust the skin color on the dream figure, added some Willow, the Inktense pencils, and it was a good beginning, but more is needed. Everything is stitched in place except... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at windthread
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so it's taken all this time, which really, isn't any time at all, but seems like a lot of time, to understand why i am so taken by this pic of self i took and put here yesterday. I enlarged it and took another of the enlargement on the computer... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2017 at windthread
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began like this and then...i don't know why, though she is sleeping/dreaming, she is holding a flag. ??? and this very small figure...drawn with ink, then bled with turpentine. Barely discernible but some kind of magician. i want to make this square. Why all squares when i am so much... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2017 at windthread
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the ROOM has been quite orderly for a while now. Since i went through everything and put like colors in their own baskets....when was that? seems like a long time ago. ...in their own baskets as opposed to splayed out on the table, over the edges of things, which i... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at windthread
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yesterday...a day FULL of many things and then a long phone conversation with California and taking a break to do the evening feed and calling back and maybe because the conversation was so REAL compared to the news feeds of the early morning, i don't know, but i became totally... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at windthread
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finished and in the Shop. Feel good about this....just that much more, combines the drawing with the thread....where i want to go more and more. that half ton bale was delivered. Here, the shovel to give you some idea of how BIG it is. Each time they bring it, once... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at windthread
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Worked Away then needed to clear the space for tomorrow's delivery of the half ton of Alfalfa. Things are connected, not individual; the wheelbarrow thing that i would put the shovelings in was full of half that 3 string bale of straw left from Gideon's Place. So first, had to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at windthread
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felt adrift today. no particular reason. so spent time OutSide to fortify self. Mostly with Gideon. the Spirits attended, even giving him a rainbow it always comes to this. After doing the pitchfork work to clear the scrap feed from the Gate, i sat and sang to him my fake... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at windthread
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so the lizard has three. the figure on the Rim, one. ok Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2017 at windthread
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this morning. National Weather Service had said rain. so i made Mango Chutney. Didn't have all the ingredients, so just added stuff and the fumes from it, mostly from the chili flakes toasted in oil, almost killed me. But didn't. And it's really, Hot, as in spicy. A little will... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at windthread
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julie asked a good question. What does Ready mean? and i answered this morning with what i had then. Later today, i got an email from Wendy Golden Levitt about a child that had come to her Sacred Place. He is 5 and needed to talk with a lizard. I've... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at windthread
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yesterday, Typepad wasn't letting me "IN". I kept trying and finally gave up, and i noticed, without the usual sense of annoyance. Was just how it was and really, ok, and dusk became night and things were good. I associate this with the work i am needing to do with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at windthread
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the Pile of Important Things of 2016, some new some old that rose up to be noted. sorted (using the term loosly) and culled. back to the Wall and for Jude and noticing, i see that Rock has changed a little more. Has been with me from long ago on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at windthread
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sat with the Astronomy Calendar on the futon couch. Just looking at the really BEAUTY FULL photographs. the empty squares beneath them. Just sat. no urge for anything. and finally put it on the wall where calendars have been for all the years i've been in this house. That pantry... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at windthread
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the Ritual is to have crab legs. Drenched in butter. Then the Calendars. Just as i was timing those long legs, it came FAST and as you can see, Out of the Blue. Thunder, lightning a torrent of Rain and then, hail. I'd fed early and good thing, they'd gotten... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at windthread
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Home. It's been almost a year i think. i'll know tomorrow when i transpose 2016 Butterflies to the new 2017 Astronomy. But he's back. Back to the same yard he shared with his sire, Gideon. This time tho it was young Jack Flash (a kid of the TenZen breeding, a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at windthread
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truth is more interesting than fiction i'm thinking. After slathering myself, neck shoulder wrist hand with Arnica, i went to sleep. I dreamed long and deep. Last night, we (?) me, some women and children, were in a very very large room space. Maybe like a basket ball court in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at windthread
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needing to just go. Needing to have this at least in its skeletal form by the eve of the turning of the year. Yesterday and today were work away days, so the stitching was in mid afternoon after all the Requireds. I rubbed in the Arnica last night and again... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at windthread
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a day what is a day a day a day, one of many strung together like beads...days, days made up of days, single and the Only one I have enough days to get this stitched by the Eve of this New Year. One breath at a time...May you... Hazel and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2016 at windthread
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