Sunday, August 1, 2010



i surprise my self at what i put here sometimes. asking self why. what was/is the point,. but soon enough,
i find out. and am learning to trust that initial urge, not censor it.

the original thought of this blog was to be a record for me of the experience of Jude's workshops, of learning
to make story cloth. words at the core of that were: weaving selves together. and so it is.

in the next to the last lesson this morning is a video about Ragged Applique and toward the end she says
this: "As with all things, experience will allow you to choose what works best for you. If pieces fall off
or degrade over time, it is just an opportunity for mending and learning and those things are just as
fulfilling as making."
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grace Forrest~Maestas said...

and Marti...this is woven to
your words yesterday about the
"unraveling teaching us"....

Velma said...

isn't the blog a peculiar instrument for truth, if we honor it?

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

velma...those are the perfect
words..."a peculiar instrument for
truth"...thank you for a clarity
that they bring to my thoughts

Elizabeth said...

Why? Perhaps because some thoughts don't happen until words or images - makings - bring them into being.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

elizabeth...yes...and into
perspective amidst the whole

Deb G said...

What I've found is that in the process of pulling together thoughts and images for a post, I come to more of an understanding of what I'm doing, who I am. And it's different than a journal because I think it through a bit more... Velma is exactly right. I really liked what Jude had to say there too. It honors beginning and aging.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

deb.. this is interesting...i am
going to really look at this, but
all my thinking goes on in a
constant hummmm and then all of
a sudden, i will put something

jude said...

i think also that looking at your own posts gives you another perspective and make you aware of how the intent caught in presentation can lead a thought. even your own.

Velma said...

yes, jude, exactly.

Velma said...

i really like this conversation. i wonder why i'm blogging, but know i'm not done, yet.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

jude and velma


Deb G said... that's interesting too. I just love how minds can work differently!

I keep coming back to why blog over keep a journal. Conversations like these are why. :)