For all those subscribed to Small Journeys, I am taking a break from the series for the month of April to finish the first cloth for the Magic Feather Project which I will blog about here on the main blog... I am also in the process of rebuilding links in my sidebar. Thank you for your patience.
Yesterday I spent 8 hours in the garden. After some early morning time humming and stitching on a strip of blue from way back. The one that was about a sense of continuing. I thought how cloth might be like song. The man spent the day working on his bike. There was very little talking. The day was like lemonade. I slept early and long.
It was close to impossible to use all the feathers and stones received... in the cloth we call Home. Without compromising it's sense of space. And the space is important.
So there are a couple of smaller cloths being put together that work with the main cloth.
One, which I began today. Path.
For small journeys.
I will be a long cloth. Narrow. But wide enough to balance on. Long enough to follow. Covered with stepping stones. It might be a bridge. Or a secret way. A way through. A way back. Who knows. It might just be a direction . To go.
A white stone in the center of this cloth thought is needed.
The rings of my basket are like ripples. In space. Like ghosts of breaths taken.
I will ease into Summer with fewer postings. More Space. I have finished the Feather Cloth we call Home and now I need some quiet time to prepare it for travel. Collect, recollect its story. I will share more photos before it flies. I have spoken to Wendy. How long it has been. How much of this crazy life this cloth holds. How this is good. We are ready.
A lot of things will keep me somewhat wordless for the summer. For those of you who are subscribed, I will set my Small Journeys postings for Wednesdays, What if Wednesdays. Small Journeys will continue through Labor Day (Sept 7) at which point the series will end. And I will embark on some bigger journeys.