31.1.11

Hanging on to January

This is my monthly hanging for January...













Still wip - won´t be able to finish this one on
schedule, which is quite as well - don´t feel
finished with January, novemberly and pre-spring
at the same time as it has been, unwilling to
slip over into a February which threatens to turn
out the same: a stretch of life without a climate
of its own...













As I turned 56 in January, which means 8 x 7 years,
it´s a sort of time-ladder, on which I´m stitching
the 7 chakra symbols...













And I´ve just herded last week´s Creatures into
the shop.

Kommentare:

Clare Wassermann hat gesagt…

aha I am interested in the chakras too. But why is 56 7x7?

ger hat gesagt…

Okay, you caught me (never have been an arithmetics genius...;) - it´s 8 x 7 then - + there are 8 squares in that piece, which should mean something too...

Deborah hat gesagt…

A lovely little cloth. I really like the symbolism.

jude hat gesagt…

i will be 60 this month. i am not sure what to do about that.

ger hat gesagt…

Thanks, D... - I´ve 4 of them on the wall now, from September on, + the longer I look at them the more they reveal a symbolism of their own, which I didn´t intend to give them... - I know, Jude... - hanging on to 59 isn´t an option I guess ;)- but don´t worry, the nice wise round figures will suit you well...

Deb G hat gesagt…

I do like seeing all your creatures together...they are a wild and wonderful herd.

ArtSparker hat gesagt…

Heh, I had chakras on the brain last night - the fifth one, to be precise. Are you finding your voice as you get older?

Els hat gesagt…

Love your January, but you know what: I'm glad I finished MY whole year ;-)
( ...although I started another (felt) project for this year....)

grrl + dog hat gesagt…

You are six years ahead of me... my mentor!

So excited to be having Lady Po and the big eyed dog come to live with me.

ger hat gesagt…

I like them together, too - that´s why I´m double pleased when they get adopted as a pair - cheers, Denise! (but you´re ahead of me in the silver-hair department, judging from your photos - hope to verify that fact one day soon in Berlin...;) - hope so, Susan, but what does the 5. a lot better than speaking out, at least for me, is to "talk low, talk slow, don´t say too much"... - I readily believe you, Els, coming over to have a look at the felt project...

stitchinglife2 hat gesagt…

I like the thought of herding those creatures. Did they give you much trouble? Maths is not good for me either.

ger hat gesagt…

They give me trouble, sort of, while making them - but as soon as they exist, they are quite complaisant...