Lizards in the Leaves

Rustlings in the green....imagination, art, whimsy

Jul 15, 2014

Stitching a poem

A poem-making feeling comes over me as I am engaged in stitching these bits of cloth harvested from old sheets and clothes, some dyed/ stained with plants and berries. 

This is about floating and windows and  things passing by,like full moons ...

Jul 11, 2014

And one more test

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.


This may be my 500th blog post

...and I am using it to do more testing with posting from my iPad.
I want to see if I can do links. So here is the link to Jude Hill's blog 
Spirit Cloth

I have been reading her blog on and off for years, admiring the elegant magic of her work, been inspired by her asking 'what if...?'

This is one of the first things I made as I began Spirit Cloth 101:

The purple is fabric from a favorite pair of pants that wore until the cloth was soft, soft, soft and the seam gave way. This was years ago. I am glad I saved the fabric and am now using it. The patches are small pieces of one of the eco-dyed fabrics I made with Sophia.

So far, I am happy with this test. Will have to see how it posts.

Fabric Foraging

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.
First, I rummaged through my own clothes that I had set aside for the annual yard sale we have with the rest of the block. Then, I made a foraging run to Goodwill. This was the result:

Mostly cotton, a couple of linen-rayon blends.
This next is possibly my favorite, originally a skirt. I may dye a few pieces of it.
I also like these, a fine gauzy material in two layers, the vertical stripes were on the inside of the garment, the plaid on the outside.
This post is an experiment, too. I am trying to see how I can post using my iPad. It would not let me upload pictures through the browser, though I could do text. So I am writing this as a journal entry in my MacJournal app, which has a 'send to blog' feature.
Here goes!