Sunday, September 19, 2010

this is it.




there is the urge to think of more little things to add.
that it is "not enough". too plain.

but i won't. yesterday, looking for something else entirely,
i came across this bell in one of the bead tins.
i picked it out and looked at it for a long time, listened
to it's clear little tone. put it back.
and it all progresses this way:
~somewhere in the dream during the night, i am making something
with the bell.
~this morning, i see jude's jar.
~finishing the Wind strands, i am compelled to go find the bell, the
strand of magic thread, and
~the feeling that sometimes happens when dream and awake realities
cross, begins. i have no way to describe that feeling but the
closest i can come is that it is like some kind of vertigo.
a physical sensation.

and so, this is it.
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Valerianna said...

Beautiful... and also your description of the almost vertigo sensation of the crossing over of life and dreams.. I know it. There are stories to tell of that... for another time!

I like the word verification word right now... its "SWOOT"... that should have a meaning, I wonder what it would be?

Jacky said...

Just enough...perfect...and that little bell was just the perfect finishing touch. The little tinkling bell gives this piece a real spiritual quality.

Jacky xox

deb said...

A little bell - the perfect addition! Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog.

deanna7trees said...

you did a great job. i absolutely love it. everything just fell right into place.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

valerianna:...swoot...that feeling,
maybe, where the edges don't match
and you feel like you are going
sideways? a kind of swootie thing?

nandas said...

its fabulous as i knew it would be. the bell is perfect;it will rind with the wind calling the children. dreams are crossing all over the place... president obama was in my kitchen getting a drink of water after he helped us move a tree. on fri nite, last night there was a crowd at ayers creek and i had to fight for beans which i got and then decided to make pirate prayer flags to ward off crowds. i'm rambling... the curtain is gorgeous. felicitations!

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

good, is the right
decision. so many other things
considered, but nope...the little
bell, the black/white seed beads,
with the one red one. the three
colors of floss, all seperated,
wind thread.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

nance...LOVE your rambling. That
is EXACTLY how everything feels!

Yvonne said...

Love the additions and the whole of it, Grace - but especially the dream bell - a 'ring' of your committment to the cloth! My word verification is 'ovessio' and maybe that's spanish for a standing ovation :)

grace Forrest~Maestas said... Ovessio, yes, to All
of us who are trying to listen
and go with the Flow....

Mnemosyne said...

this is so beautiful grace! did i mention i could use a curtain ? :) what a gift. a beautiful gift.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

Mnem...the best, really BEST part
of this is that a child, a young
girl, saw the one i made for myself
to it
she spoke of what she saw
she asked.
this to me is more than i had
ever dreamed about anything i
i think of her not as a girl, but
as a sister. she is a young sister, but a sister just the same.

jude said...

the bell is such a perfect way to capture the wind.
i have collected bells almost as long as i have collected cloth.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

jude...bells, yes. me too. and
i looked at all the really
interesting bells, the silver
bells, the bells from other
and it is this one single jingle
i had given all, except this one,
away to the neighbor kids last
kept this one.

it is like the set of Jacks that
i have from when i was a kid.

something is wanting to
"come around", whatever that means.

Mnemosyne said...

i love it! i had a neighbor girl about ten, immigrants from guatemala want to learn to quilt. she made the most fantastic pillow and then they moved.

Manya Maratou said...

little bell says hello from across continents, and oceans, and dreamland
twinkling hello and a good morning to you, grace

Marti said...

Wind is in this cloth in so many ways: by the kantha stitch that gives ripple movement to the shade, by the wispy, swirling pieces of cloth, Jude's feathers falling from the sky and the bell that will jingle when the window is open just a little as the wind gently moves, the shade moves, the bell jingles and the children come to see their wind all lovingly given to them by a woman of the wind, wind and thread woven into a quiet cloth of joy and comfort. Beautiful.

kaite said...

the little heart, the little bell, all the kantha stitching and the wind threads - it's beautiful grace, doesn't need another thing except maybe a swoosh! in the wind.

Penny Berens said...

That window will wear it proudly.

Deb G said...

Somewhere, I wish I remember where, I read that every time a bell sounds, a prayer is answered.

I have a collection of bells too.

Mo'a said...

"this is perfect" in every way, down to the little bell.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Grace, that little bell is oh so precious! Isn't it amazing what you can find in the button jars? They're one of my favourite places to shop!

Dreamer said...

I like yours too and I posted new things just now ... having too much fun!!! Is that possible?

And i wonder if the feeling you describe is more like de ja vue if thats how you spell it.. I dreamed a vivid dream last night too . ... but haha don't think I will share it just now.

Storycloth said...

Hi Grace- I love the little bell. I love what Manya wrote! I wonder if dreams and 'reality' are blurred most of the time. Great post- obviously the curtain is just right. Gilly x