March 11, 2013

An Idea Catches Fire

Last night, trying again to find my balance amidst the chaos of my parents' move here, I felt pulled to those fruit juicy blocks I wove last fall.  I started to arrange them on the floor, trying one sequence after another. Then they jumped to the wall in a way that started to move the parts inside me into place.

 There was this.



Hmm.  What if I invert it?  Rather than shuffle all them blocks around yet again, I simply cocked my head to the side.  So I could see this.


I forgot that right behind, there was this.


And within seconds, there was this.


The end.

11 comments:

  1. It is amazing how it changes by inverting it. I prefere the inverted version, it stronger in my view. And I love the flow of the colors, beautiful.
    for the rest ... you had good luck!

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  2. Thanks for coming by, Doris! I am going to stitch it together and then can turn it all around without all the drama.

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  3. you set your hair on fire??????? DID you?????
    burning boots...burning bush
    and i love how that one piece with the red and blue square in the dark becomes what i feel
    as a Big Wonderful QUESTION.
    how are you going to stitch it? on scrim/harem cloth????and will you invisible baste (please)
    and i can just
    feeeeeeel
    how that will feel

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    1. hiya grace, yes indeed, I did set my hair on fire. If that were not pathetic enough, every place I go, I get alarmed because I smell something burning (and it is me).

      Stitching...been thinking about the process a lot and the current plan is to make small units first, since I have to weave each square to its neighbor. Each is in its own harem cloth and i was thinking of backing with sometihing muslinlike, mostly because this is about 6 by 8 now and i don't have that much harem cloth left.

      the black squares, yes, they are really waiting for story, aren't they??

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  4. oh this is delicious, the boots are cool and is that hair lace or a radical act of change!?

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    1. Ah, Mo, you are really on a lace journey as I recall from your blog...seeing lace even in the shreds of my hair...feeling like I should ship it to you and see what it turns into!!!

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    2. ah I just noticed the flame in the boot... why not bury the hair in a little ritual of letting go in thanks for the equinox next week, what a way to bring yourself to attention!

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  5. I think this will look fabulous on our bed. I like this one a lot! I don't know scrim from invisible baste, but the harem in any form sounds interesting. Oh, and I meant to say...stick to burning incense, the hair is a bit pungent.
    -Himself

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    1. Right now, its only big enough for my side, but since you are there most of the night, that shouldn't be a problem...

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  6. oh my what a funny story, I mean it all turned out okay!!
    and I just love your woven 'bits' and all of them put together is just 'fantabulous', the sum being so much MORE than all the parts

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