i've been sneaking time in to work on the midwinter long cloth. the roots are all couched down and reaching off deep into the ethers in search of food for its soul, so i turned my gaze upon the moon. her glow of modified kantha stitching looked a bit too much like a garish display and it occurred to me that perhaps extending the radience out a bit would help. once half of the stitching was put in, it began to look a little too much like a white sun and sunshine to my eye...creating way too much noise in the once quiet and peaceful landscape, so i've put it aside for a bit to contemplate how to proceed.
i'm fairly certain the next move will be to start tearing out the new radient stitches and to put in some softer, more subtle strokes. perhaps some skipped spiralling parallel marks, alternating with some darker, bluer stitches with some hand dyed variegated threads? i don't want to lose the calm, restfullness of the cloth, nor do i want to obscure the peaceful tumbling of the snow...
meanwhile, i'll continue working on something from jude hill's c2c vid series class and post pics soon.
it rained early this morning, melting some of the snow in its wake and blanketing the landscape outside with ice.
of course, the weather soothsayers are predicting a lot more snow in a couple days...just in time for our journey back home to montana!
appropriately, the icy snow outside and this tidbit are capturing my attention this morning...