needles and pins

these past weeks my ever enquiring creative mind has been journeying along a sewing path, in fact there are two paths running parallel.

One fairly structured, neatly folded lengths of pure grey merino wool, inky blue linen, oiled and waxed cotton, and an armful of patterns and notions.  All awaiting the alchemy that happens when scissors,  fabric, pins and sewing machine  work their magic.  All courtesy of Merchant and Mills in Rye, they have a great on-line shop but there is nothing like a visit, getting to meet the owners and feeling the cloth in one’s hand………………..

IMG_4331

My other path of threads and fabrics has taken me along the route of  a totally hand stitched product,  repurposed fabrics, frayed edges, hand dying and embroidered embellishments, a lot of this is still in my head and sketches.  I want to create a “cloth” something that speaks about the world I inhabit internally.  A world away from machines, from the world’s hardened edges, a soft yet powerful place where the seeds of creativity are birthed.  These two ladies helped help spring this journey into life

2Judith Hill – spirit cloth

Feet tingling footage – forget about the underwear

I came upon this footage today, forget about the underwear just sit back for 3 minutes and watch this  foot tingling footage.

Although I found it quite breathtaking in many ways, the total confidence in these young men  as they skip along at dizzying heights and remembering what it is like to stand at high altitude, the heart expands with the sheer beauty of it all.  However, life is sacred and why put it at risk?

Yes it makes us truly present, truly alive,  nothing else can enter the mind, no past to contend with and no  future projections that can teint each breathtaking moment as it unfolds.  But is it worth the risk?

some woud say yes !  it is worth taking, that feeling of “aliveness” that comes from being a hairs breath away from certain death.  I am not one of those people…………  living, loving and giving keeps me truly rooted here

Guess when we really think about we put ourselves at risk each day just living on this planet now, breathing in toxic fumes, our contaminated food chain,  just walking across a busy road even…….  Put this way being on top of a mountain doesn’t seem so bad !!