"One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes." -The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Soon I will be having a picnic here at my home for quite a few children that they might
see what I do here, in this place.
My home is my happy spot, my King's X, my sanctuary.
This is where my studio lives.
Later, this summer, I am hosting an indigo dye day for a group of adults. We will explore
shibori techniques utilizing PVC poles and pleating.
I met a wonderful woman in Floyd, Virginia, the day after the big storm.
Sometimes I believe in fate. She was playing music in the dress shop of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Taj Mahal. "Gone Fishing" was the song. She teaches Appalachian studies at the college there.
Listening to her tell it, I found anew an interest in this region where I live.
It was a very GOOD thing.
I am all into embracing the good, the bad, and the ugly. 
The mayor of my town
made me think about the fact that this is what it is,
this town, I mean.
There have been three filming crews here lately doing documentary videos which will be seen on
television, soon. 

On to my other
items. . .

This is a visual portrait of me.
Beyond Basics assignment.
This is how I see me.
Using Kim Klassen's epiphany texture

As I see it. . .
what I do is who I am
Is how I look. . .

Have a day to remember!


Monday, July 9, 2012

Look What Happens

Just when you think you have it all figured out. . .
this will work for this class
that will work for that class
don't even think about wasting time. . .
your are prepared,

this is when the xxxx hits the fan. . .

You know. . . I AM a trouper!
for sure. . .
the wind blows
this wind blows like no other wind blows
no power
no lights 
no water
no phone
no nothing
for a week
it is high high humidity
and high high temperatures


I find beauty, anyway.
I took pictures of the damages
on the blue ridge trail
came home and the road. . .
our driveway
covered in huge trees.
Have you ever had to dig your way out of a hole?

My great aunty M used to say
that a house will die
if no one lives in it.
My great aunty Elsie
used to tell me that when I see the leaves on a tree
flip upside down
that rain will surely come
It will 
it did.
10 days later. . .
I stuck this linen fabric (above) upon the wall with stick pins
of an abandoned home.
It is dead, for sure.
But, to me, it is beautiful.
I printed a photo I took onto the linen.
A beginning for a work.
We shall see?

Hugs to all of you!
Now I have to play catch-up!!!


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