Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Holding back the flood…

Morning campers…

Well this morning I was going to write about something intellectual and of vague interest or arty farty or rambling off into intricate details about the beautifully crafted songs that I am putting together (not !! – I like them, but then I like country music and songs with lyrics which actually mean something – you know the kind which make you sob when you belt them out, karaoke fashion, and then afterwards you hope there is nobody in earshot that matters…. ) . 

Then I gave up (the artful planning and craft of blogging – not the signing !)…and thought best blog anyway, so that all you kind peeps can be reassured that we have not drowned, or got stuck in the various accidents on the M5, or been involved in any Cullamity (like that play on words?).

We have been fine, but found ourselves trapped in Devon.  Worse places I know to be trapped – but annoying when you have a lot that needs to get done in very short spaces of time. 

So after dragging myself out of the Slough of Despondency, thought I best try to do something useful and productive – for myself, as opposed to pleasing anyone else. 

This is what this is piece is all about – it exists because it can – and because it is organic and can be added to, therefore changing its context each time I approach it. 

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To create, I need space think, breathe and just generally immerse myself in the flow of problem solving and decision making that is creation. 

It exists because it can and is emerging during the odd hour I have, when I can still my mind and be in a place where there is the space to manoeuvre.  It doesn’t need to “be” or “do” anything…

Last week it sort of reminded me of Miss Faversham with the gauze it was being felted on overwhelming the dense square at the bottom.  This week, I am thinking very much an under the sea vibe- aquamarines and shimmering tendrils .  Mr Odin thinks it reminds him of something he watched about the Sargasso sea and otters.

Toby just looks at me blankly and has decided that self-preservation and silence is probably his best way forward !!

I love the colours though and the spaces between the thick and densely felted areas, where the light shines through.  A bit like my thoughts. 

The hem is heavy, dark and murky, but then as your eye travels up the piece the light shining through and so you actively see and your eye is responding to the colours.

The harsh line between the dense felting and the softer tendrils is difficult for me – as I like pieces to segue and transition without being so obvious.  That said, it works on a metaphoric level for me.

Been a long time since I have been able to have the luxury of being in a metaphoric level !!  I am out of practice…

All very much a piece in progress…

I am still on the old sock knitting, and have now started another blanket – needs must and all of that..

The spinning wheel has come out and some industrious production of a blue/denim roving taking place.  Again – not that I really need any more wool, but thick and heavy and a lot of it is the call of the hour. 

Watching TV has also become interesting.  I am now on Little House on the Prairie and the Boxed Set of North and South (Patrick Swayze and the Americas, not “up north” in England). 

I am spinning wheel (one found in the house of the washer woman in N & S  – where on earth did she find time to spin, wash and entertain the young soldiers? true multi tasking) and dodgy roving spotting… sad eh…

I spotted the dresses that I tried to make for the girls when they were little (at their demand I have had to remind them constantly!).  I was told though this week that if I had been a proper mother, I wouldn’t have made them and let them wear them – ugh? 

I personally think it was because the dresses were blue, not that dodgy shade of pink I ended up with…

But then we didn’t have rewind or boxed sets in those good ole days…

I just did my best…

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