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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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in the 60's sometimes up to 70's. There probably will be another frost, there for sure will be hard WIND, but it's begun. Iris winter over green, but among them at the water thingy, new Mint. it has traveled. new Hollyhocks...many Winter Wind felled a planet. a copper float ....livestock... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at windthread
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We continue to brew and share Tea. The gremlins are quiet. They talk amongst themselves and spend the day drawing pictures. Jenny, daughter, called. They, almost everyone, went to the Hill to dig into the earth there with a shovel. To see how far down the Earth of composted debris... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at windthread
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for now, just a Beauty FULL looking cloth. i thought about it. All day. Trying to imagine how i might do it....those panels, that idea of intermitant stitching, different ways to do that but nothing felt right. And going by the feeling of Expansion/Contraction it all felt contracted. and i... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at windthread
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there is a teaching story that has many versions, the first time i heard it, it was this way. Milarepa, a so revered Tibetan Buddhist Saint...in the time of the years long retreat in the mountain cave, was off gathering fire wood, returning, his cave was filled with demons. Horrible... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at windthread
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i need to stay with this. i need to give this moment all that it is due. In all the Ways that inform the present moments. I am a human being. I am sick with a virus. I am FULL to the brim with looking toward so much Unknown. These... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at windthread
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today another work away and i really don't feel good. It IS a cold...i wanted it not to be, but it is. so ok. and feeling somewhat blah and repeating as i do, i got ready to go work and did. Even after i didn't want to. Even after i'd... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at windthread
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i thought i could do the link thing by heart...obviously not. but am too worn to fix it now...You will have to make your way there on your own, but it is just so incredibly FINE
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Watching at windthread
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how every single moment is completely new, composed of a zillion moments from all Sources that came before and have yet to happen, to coalesce into this single one Rain/Snow/Snow/Rain Fear/Quiet/Quiet/Fear Work away, driving in snow/sleet, i did it because this is the week i buy grass hay. On the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at windthread
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i can't send any progress with the Cloth. I worked and worked at trying align the front, the harem cloth, the back in some kind of orderly straight lined way and failed. failed. i am NOT a straight line person. am facing that. Deciding. i stubbornly want to GO forward... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at windthread
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doesn't work.
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https://www.youtube.com/wathttps://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIkII5WY5V0&t=182s/watch?v=dIkII5WY5V0&t=182sch?v=dIKII5WYVO following kindergarten instructions from Jude....DID I????????????????????? This is in the city of Chico....maybe 20 min away from the Hill. 3,670 acres. the first part: Vision is short..just be patient till you get to Inspiration., or, that's somewhere around 3 Addendum. I found this one on Utube early this morning... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at windthread
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i like the word, Close. There has been so much precipitation in Central North California this winter. This morning, word that the Spillway of Lake Oroville had broken. The Hill is very near that Lake. I startled. What if the Hill floated away overnight Not. There is good distance. and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at windthread
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a Hill in these pics from the realtor....even in them, the BlueSpirits..... Again. realtors pics taken of the very small cleared spaces of this a little over 5 acres of the foothills. Most of the space is close to impenetrable with brambles, bushes, brush, small trees. It's never known human... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at windthread
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Nina of Ruit Farm in Maine....ruitfarm.wordpress.com....is READY. Those of us who really wish there was something happening in the Goat world here can go there and experience things to come. These moments of hers now are what i look forward to so much when we are settled in the Next... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at windthread
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mice are nice. They have great Place in this life. A mouse or two, now and then, are well, ok. Back in the day, Tazmeena took care of this part of our shared life. But since she has retired from the work, i need to pick up the slack. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at windthread
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it's Good. the orange with the holes. Because it's about the Big Going, and because i will keep this one, i can put this small fragment on. It's from Jude. a long time ago. I just have held it now and then, loved what it is, so fragile and so... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at windthread
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it began quietly enough. Not having any idea where or how to start, i just started. And then realized i'd not accounted for a "back", so just set it on this muslin, intending to move to one side and rip it. Things went from there. it has a tail. everywhere... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at windthread
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just this today. A LOT of telephone. there is a place there that seems right. Details will be sought. it's a HILL. with a stream. With brambles and trees. 6 acres which is enough. a nearby friendly neighbor, a llama and a hound dog patrolling the road. specific info needed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2017 at windthread
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after reading Michelle's post with the Wisdom of Heather Cox Richardson, i was thrown back to those days that were such a personal nightmare, the last years of the person i was married to. How he actually used the technique of chaos. And i remembered what held me then was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at windthread
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there was an EarthQuake. Polvadera is on direct fault line...Rio Grande Rift. There have been a few other quakes in my time here. This, the longest and most strongly felt. Everything quivered. Goats stood, facing one direction, still....alert. Tay bolted in through the dog door. Late in the day a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at windthread
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yesterday in a Comment, Mo said Storyboard and a light went on. The WALL, the Wall! How long it's really been since i USED the wall for how it works....i'd gotten lost from it. going through the baskets just pulling scraps out without reason, maybe or maybe not to be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at windthread
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work Away. Town. Home. Some people go to the Caribbean mid winter. I went OutSide. 64 degrees, cloudless, Wind was elsewhere. BeautyFULL. not much time for anything so just played with some paper pieces left from the Matchbox collages Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at windthread
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a work away day, so nothing much except to bring more pieces. I know so little about this. I know that there is a merging of Human and Goat in the face, i know it is representative of the Feeling i have when i work OutSide with them, sit with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at windthread
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Posted Jan 29, 2017 at windthread
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spending more time....i feel Her to be the Magician of the Ordinary, the CommonPlace.... how Light penetrates Cloth, in a window. illuminating, transforming, [this, the work of Dana] creating magic. OR human conception. Alyssia had her routine gynecological check up. Just as a precaution, they put in a spiffy new... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2017 at windthread
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