I wasn’t planning on picking a word for 2010, but I just did — congruence…
Lining up with oneself. Lining purpose up with essence.
True congruence would be enlightenment. I’ll aim a little lower.
Beginning with what I hope to be an extended LOOK AT WORDS, the shape of them, the feel of them, I wondered what it would feel like to take a rant page (the black ink) and weave in questions designed to encourage release — like, “Could you let this go”, “would you?” , and “when?” (from “The Sedona Method“) (the magenta).
What I found —
- ribbons this narrow obscured too much of the text for what I was after. I have since added vertical lines of machine-quilting and plan to add some hand-stitching tonight… perhaps a lot, given that the words aren’t really legible anyway.
- I don’t have the right pens yet. A medium sharpie bleeds too much, and the pigment pen isn’t fat enough. Also, for this to be effective for how I want to work, I have to be able to write FASTER — which might require securing the fabric to a surface and acquiring different markers. Any recommendations?
- the Ott light reads as REGULAR fluorescent and not HOT fluorescent on my camera’s manual setting– which explains difference in pix.
What I wondered —
- what it would look like if I pressed the strips first,
- or made them irregular in width,
- or turned them into bindings first, like this project
- does making a cloth piece out of the words/feelings I wish to release by definition mean I’m holding on to them?
An exquisite woven cloth with quilted center, here.