Friday, December 17, 2010
"...a little more comfortable in the nest.”
the lure and gravity of the midwinter long cloth was too great for me to withstand today. the roots multiplied. the trunk thickened. the branches grew. some unseen bird built a subtle nest in the upper left branches from the laundry cluster of threads. the nest is empty. i can't help but wonder whether the bird will return or may nestle an egg or two in its gentle embrace whilst i'm not looking once again?
the roots have been pinned down and are ready for couching. will probably start on that tomorrow (i've decided i need some sleep for a change tonight).
some of the snow layers are beginning to curl in the corners... i get the feeling that they may do more of that before being kantha'd into place. but i am reserving from forming preconceptions. i am enjoying sitting quietly and allowing the midwinter long cloth to whisper into my ear what it wishes me to do next to help it manifest.
from a design point of view, i feel as though the piece is weighted a bit too heavily to the left. of course, the kantha stitching and other threadwork may shift it back into balance on its own. or perhaps some as yet unknown character in this story will put in an appearance before the telling is done...
i would hold my breath in anticipation, but i'm enjoying the process and the moment too much for that!
p.s. for those of you who might be wondering: the post title is from a quotation of bill moyers, "when i learn something new - and it happens every day - i feel a little more at home in this universe, a little more comfortable in the nest.” it seemed appropriate in so many ways.....