May 7, 2021 – A torn and tattered heart reimagined
I scrolled and scrolled to get to
in Mo’s blog and her reply to a comment … this post
The rest is Kindred Spirit history, beautifully documented on Mo’s blog through the tag
and in an I dream of a world where love is the answer of her resulting Artsite Gallery exhibit. online catalog
It was the online catalog that led Andra Stanton to send me an email inviting me to contribute to a book she was writing for Schiffer. I confess to being skeptical at first, but she included the title of her book,
Dimensional Cloth, which convinced me to . explore further
Many emails and two years later, Andra’s latest book,
has now been published … How Art Heals,
oddment from Mo’s exhibit, first written about … in my original blog
appears on page 156 (where credit is incorrectly given to me for the first photograph, but was actually taken from Mo’s online catalog) …
All of which I find most amazing. So thank you Mo for making this possible … on so many levels. And to Old Man Crow for the
that carried us through. May we all continue to dream. words and music
May 28, 2021 – In memory of Lois Ehlert
There is a poetic symmetry in the recent deaths of Eric Carle and Lois Ehlert …
Two of their most beloved books were authored by Bill Martin, Jr …
and both utilized collage as their preferred medium.
I considered adding words to this latest patch, then decided not … thinking the colors alone would make it recognizable.
With thanks, yet again, to
and Tina for their perfectly dyed cloths … and to Jude for Deb . framed thread beads
May 27, 2021 – In memory of Eric Carle
We lost a treasured author and illustrator yesterday … creator of
The Very Hungry Caterpillar that rests on the shelves in so many of our homes, classrooms, and libraries.
Today I thought how last year, as the pandemic took hold, I shared Eric Carle with our neighborhood …
. a post entitled Death
Today I stitched an homage to Eric Carle as a paraphrase from his most-loved book floated in my mind …
“and he turned into a beautiful butterfly.”
Thank you Eric Carle … may you fly free.