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many moons to go

12 Apr

A rough week with a bad cold, the first of the year–hopefully the last as summer colds are abysmmal!—-i spent 37 hours of the first two days ASLEEP. Rest does help, as do copious gallons of water and watered juice. I dreamed a lot, rivers and moons and blue lady figures.

I remember a recurring dream i had as a child, a storied tall blue ghostly woman who glided down the hill, no feet, fast, no ripples from the wind in her gown, just swooping down the highway section i could see from my bedroom window. She would stop at the edge of the yard for a second or two, then vanish. Never threatening, but always making me a little uneasy. Every once in awhile i remember her again and wonder what my child brain was processing.

moon parts

From the last of my indigo bits, there are 4 moons ready to stitch. The Leighton Art Centre wants smaller pieces for the attached gift shop, so these grouped, should be fun.

L moon 4

 

 

I’ve been doing a lot of writing also lately, the last few lessons in Jane Dunnewold’s “Creative Strength Training” course. Winnowing down themes, and what’s important, what really deeply draws me, has new horizon lines opening up. Looking at a new series that builds on previous work is a distinct possibility now. I can’t seem to escape the lure of hand embroidery, and indeed don’t want to, but i do want to build more meaning in, more depth visually and in concept/meaning. That Blue Lady may figure prominently, and maybe then i’ll understand what she was trying to tell me.

 

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4 responses to “many moons to go

  1. Mary Anne

    April 12, 2016 at 8:02 am

    Am I the only one who ‘saw’ the woman figure in that first picture? And that was before I read what you said about her. Subliminal messaging at it’s best!

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  2. snicklefritzin43

    April 12, 2016 at 8:13 am

    So looking forward to see the collection you create for this show. Good news that you are up and about again…colds really take a lot of our energy.

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  3. marginmirror

    April 12, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    When is the show, arlee? It’s a long way from here but I’d like to try to see it. I have fond memories of visits to Leighton to paint en plein air with water-colour teacher, Sharon Williams…in another life, it seems…

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    • arlee

      April 13, 2016 at 7:00 am

      I’m not sure of the EXACT dates, but so far, it appears we will be there from Aug 1 until Sept 18 of this year.

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