Saturday, January 21, 2017

fold in peace

An alternate activity this inaugural weekend:

The peaceful practice of folding cranes

The idea of folding cranes for peace and healing comes from a little girl, Sadako Sasaki, who died in 1955 of radiation induced leukemia. 
(You can read about it HERE)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Definition of abstraction 

  1. 1a :  the act or process of abstracting :  the state of being abstractedb :  an abstract idea or term
  2. 2:  absence of mind or preoccupation
  3. 3:  abstract quality or character
  4. 4a :  an abstract composition or creation in artb : ABSTRACTIONISM

Monday, January 16, 2017

stitch a story

I finished my stitching project begun yesterday

Well, begun by ME yesterday

This was actually in the making for almost a hundred years - right?

It's a photograph from my collection of adopted and anonymous people.

Aren't these women amazing?

I wonder what their story was?
It seems to include great hats.

Vintage handmade lace
Vintage buttons with thread attached 
Vintage metal embroidery hoop
Vintage anonymous photo
Teabag paper and thread

Saturday, January 14, 2017


out of the deepest water
out of the fathoms of the sound
a stillness percolated
thoughts sifted upwards
spoken to the sky
aloft unto stars
your depths
plus my shallows
equals surface tension

Friday, January 13, 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017