Seems like all I have time and focus for is bits-n-pieces
The in betweens of the day
Captured in a digital freeze frame
To reflect upon, make sense of, inspire recollection
Moment by moment
Collecting a lifetime
|From this old shirt, delicate collar removed - feather planned|
|To this old dye pot - forgotten about in the sun...water added and forgotten about again|
|To deep color from the purple onion skin - do you see the heart?|
|To color fading in the sun - do you see the skull? Cool!|
|To this tiny guy who grows so slowly! It's been hanging out on the same two sunflowers for weeks.|
|To the little caterpillar who is still resting and ever-so-slowly changing|
|And to feather ideas that have been jotted down along the way|
Looking at this last photo, I must explain...I have not gotten much stitching done recently so, I decided to challenge myself with a new thought. The above sketch book page is an accumulation of feather ideas which was started back in August. So far I've only done the Feather Finds the Sun. This is typical of my creative self...more ideas = less completion! Normally I would hang on to these ideas as Mine. But today I am putting them out there to show/share instead. If you have the desire to stitch one of these feathers, great! It would be interesting to see how different folks stitch up the same concept. I would rather see the feathers fly to Jude's Magic Feather Project...to the children, than these ideas sit untouched. Let them be feathers to be touched instead. This is an exercise in a different kind of giving, sharing, releasing.
Jude's project is so worthwhile. At this time there are 282 feathers posted!!! But she does have a goal of 1000. So if you haven't yet stitched a feather...go ahead give it a try!
------ PLEASE NOTE------
I am not under the illusion that these ideas are so spectacular...that I've shared a great prize here! It's more of a personal/public exercise!
Lastly, today, thanks to Gretchen Rubin I was touched when I viewed these white flags, which then led me to this exhibit. Enjoy!
Photos by NAE @pomegranatetrail ©2011