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Things are stacking up Again...I'll be dropping a few things in the shop here and there. I do not take reservations or commissions. Supplies are sold separately through the Threadcrumbs Shop. Link up top.
But really, freeing the Nine Patch from convention (giving it new life)started long ago for me. Perhaps just that idea that you can get anywhere from anywhere by finding A Way. Not THE WAY. Just A WAY.
So the free approach to the seaming, and shift from matching seams and thread, the open and untrimmed edges. A start.
Then, the tilt, the leaning , the shift in placement of alignment with the frame of reference (I have often referred to that as the coma effect)... this gives a sense of spin and movement. Begins to alter center. And with it the sense of what we know for sure.
A small step taken today, but it is a beginning. May be I will shift it a bit more to the left. Let part of it blur part of the frame of reference. Give it a bit of Bigger Than That. In the beginning there was Nine. And then a sense of Turbulence. I like the word turbulence used as some sort of state of confusion.
Anyway. Change. If only in point of view. This is enough for today for me.
Note to self: What if I had already stitched it down the expected way? And then changed my mind. I could rip out the stitches yes. But no, I think at this point, I might have cut it out, mended the hole and then placed it back, shifted. Leaving the evidence of the first move as another frame of reference. Leave the story of the going in the cloth. Let the layering of thought begin. Design Mending.
Post office. Preparing the house and yard for winter.
Many blurry pictures lately. Maybe from all the going.
I looked at this and many thoughts surfaced. Questions maybe. About the blur, the softened,ragged edge of image. And clarity.
Isn't blur a just another kind of vision really? Depending on what we focus on? How we choose to look at it? I somehow got caught up in that. The blur of moving through when we are not in the flow itself. The blur of what moves through us if we aren't in that either.
Anyway. I finished autumn eyes. I think I was influenced by thinking about space as something that might invite a kind of turbulence. Wind. Something indeed began to blow through. The points and protrusions are like pointers for that. Vision is growing and going in sympathy with that motion. No blur or confusion here. Just change.
I like how the center piece became like a small flying carpet. A place to ride it out. The storm of change. And the eyes are like stars. And the magic ring, is like a circle game.
Considering SunMoonStars and all that might include will help me finish many things. Clear some space for more going.
Holes might be a symbol. Might serve as way to express space. And time.
I collected holes over the years. Holes in cloth. And paper. I like to think about it now, like I have been saving space and time. Collecting nothing. Or at least less.
As I recalled, I did work a bit with holes in the first run of SunMoonStars. Yes I did...as I looked back this morning. Let me bring that back tomorrow. This cloth is probably familiar if you've been coming here. Here , one time from way back, 2008. Among others.
Meanwhile, today. I simply just did this.
I pinned that little nine base onto a larger cloth. An old linen, dyed blue. Indigo(my first ever vat). From a while back. Just that. A little place(time)keeping in space. And I thought...