A dream come true

May 7, 2021 – A torn and tattered heart reimagined

I scrolled and scrolled to get to this post in Mo’s blog and her reply to a comment …

The rest is Kindred Spirit history, beautifully documented on Mo’s blog through the tag I dream of a world where love is the answer and in an online catalog of her resulting Artsite Gallery exhibit.

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, How Art Heals, has now been published …

and the 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 words and music that carried us through. May we all continue to dream.

RIP redux

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 Tina and Deb for their perfectly dyed cloths … and to Jude for framed thread beads.

Requiescat in pacem

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 …

in 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.