Stitching a poem
Rustlings in the green....imagination, art, whimsy
Here is a photo from the New York Public Library Digital Gallery. I love the caption, "and she proceeded to burn perfume and repeat spells until the sea foamed and was agitated..."
Guinare of the sea Illustration by Maxfield Parrish
from The Arabian Nights: their best-known tales, by Kate Douglas Wiggin
Thinking of my friend Athena Perrakis, the Sage Goddess.
...and I am using it to do more testing with posting from my iPad.
I am taking Jude Hill's Spirit Cloth 101 workshop (and getting a great deal out of it), but I don't have a great variety of the sort of cloth pieces I would like to do this type of work with: worn, soft natural fiber.
I was honestly shocked when I realized that I have not posted a thing for more than six weeks. Even though I have that Blogging Without Guilt button over there in the sidebar, I still feel kind of awful that I don't nurture my blog enough. Very glad Lizards in the Leaves is not a plant. ( I'm a dreadful plant-nurturer as well.)
Pondering NaPoWriMo - a National Poetry Month challenge to write a poem a day in April. I have successfully done it three times now and the experience has always shifted my work in meaningful ways plus given me a great deal of material to work with, even a few poems that are pretty whole, requiring little in the way of revision.