Thursday, May 6, 2010


this is the beginning of the 6th cloth in preparation for beginning the workshops. I have no
idea what will happen.
it is the summer curtain on the door that my daughter, granddaughter and i built together
out of an old screen door.
judes feathers...
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12 comments:

Kaite said...

what lightness of being...k.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

kaite...i think i'll see how it is later
this evening...it IS very very light here..
you can see how the outside of the window
gets completely devoid of color at mid day...

this one will be particularly interesting.
am thinking it might incorporate drawings

Kaite said...

Grace, i really like the shadow of the window outline on the cloth, it frames the cloth with an intriguing arch. reminds me of something Tibetan...k.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

that screen door had/has a long history. It
really is not a great house door, very leaky
in cold weather...but...for whatever reason,
IS the door.
and is the door to the additional room that
my daughter and I created out of a screened
in porch. 12X14 and is my work room. it still
is quite a Miracle to me that we did it.
part of what i'd like to do with what i learn
in the Cloth to Cloth workshop is to make
window covers for the 2 half walls of windows
that are very old wood framed salvage windows.
again, very leaky.
i do not like curtains. would have naked
windows if that were practical so this will
help me in my very peculiar sense of aesthetics.
and GOOD that it is Tibetan to you...this IS
my Refuge.

Deb G said...

Having no idea is sometimes a good idea... :)

jude said...

i like all the airy space around the feathers. i like thin cloth. yes.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

just thinking
seems there are 2 things on my mind with
this cloth making
the first, being the small story cloths
but then
curtains, or window "panels"

the INTERFACE between my two worlds OUT/IN

i look at the constant activity of birds
in the tree just outside through that
curtain as I stitch
watch how the fast shapes of flying interact
with the Jude Feathers

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

deb
yes. it feels really good and also a great
sense of anticipation

Kaite said...

i made a door once, many many moons ago. It was made using diagonal slats and it leaked wind and snow like fury, but i loved it and cherished it, and in Winter i simply hung a thick curtain over it...k.

Jennlui said...

as katie said, i find that the arch created on the cloth by the light in the window does look very tibetan, very thangka like... like you are entering a sacred space. fitting that this is your refuge.

ah thin cloth, making me happy!

Deb G said...

Oh I am going to be thinking about that one "interface" between in and out...

twhIch aye said...

your :door of the daughters: :)