3.2.10

Layers upon layers...

...of clothing (outside), and of cloth (indoors)...

I have quite a lot of my pieces hanging here one over
the other, being short of other storage places...

...and a shark with a shawow...













...and a small booklet...













A strip of the recently dyed fabrics made me
think of this. I used that for the cover, adding
pages from other bits and pieces and scraps.


























"The cold grows colder, even as the days
grow longer, February's mercury vapor light
buffing but not defrosting the bone-white
ground, crusty and treacherous underfoot.
This is the time of year that's apt to put
a hammerlock on a healthy appetite,
old anxieties back into the night,
insomnia and nightmares into play;
when things in need of doing go undone
and things that can't be undone come to call,
muttering recriminations at the door,
and buried ambitions rise up through the floor
and pin your wriggling shoulders to the wall;
and hope's a reptile waiting for the sun."

(Bill Christophersen: February)

Kommentare:

Chrissie hat gesagt…

I think the little booklet is just adorable, so simple and pure and tactile.
'things in need of doing go undone' ... hmmm, yes ......

Joei Rhode Island hat gesagt…

After a cold sunny afternoon, it's snowing again this morning...a perfect poem for such flat, grey light.
The book is wonderful and shows the nuances of your dye work beautifully.

jude hat gesagt…

oh the little book is fabulous....

Lisa hat gesagt…

this is gorgeous..i love your hand quilting!

Deb G hat gesagt…

A lovely little book. The fabric works very well there. Around here, February is all about spring fever and hope.

ger hat gesagt…

Thank you... - I´m going to make some more booklets I think, perhaps with little fabric prints, telling a (very short) story...

ArtSparker hat gesagt…

I have book plans afoot also, inspiring to see yours. Have had the reptilian brain on my mind also- poor February, nothing but a made-up kitsch holiday to brighten its gloom.

Jasmine hat gesagt…

Gorgeous. etween you and Jude, I am inspired to do a slow cloth. Not for the blog, just for me. My stitching is not so neat, but i enjoy it.

ger hat gesagt…

Glad I´m not the only one on reptilian brain mode... but February´s young, might still ungloom itself... - + glad to inspire you, Jasmine (who needs neat, anyway...?)

Velma hat gesagt…

a wonderful miniature book.

i've finally (i think) figured out how to post here! i've wanted to before.

Pamela Anne hat gesagt…

The layers are so subtle and soft and the colours blend together beautifully. The little booklet is quite exquisite the pages seem to say winter, spring, summer.
I agree ger, neat can be boring.
Your work is so inspiring!

ancientcloth hat gesagt…

The little book with the red is
fabulous! You always inspire me to want work with
linen and natural fabrics. Thank you for the inspiration!

Eva hat gesagt…

Very lovely booklet. And I like the quote you chose (must look up the author). Found myself thinking of it as the insomnia came into play last night :)

Robin Olsen hat gesagt…

A bit of color really sings in your quiet pieces.

ger hat gesagt…

Thanks... - sorry for making it complicated, Velma... - the red + orange are scraps from fabrics I bought for eye pillows for a friend´s yoga school (she asked me if I could perhaps make some colourful ones - + sure I can, when I want... ;)