Sunday, December 16, 2012

only cloth



india flint said...

cloth, yes. but "only"?

or perhaps it is a solo cloth
only child

as it were.

whatever, tis beautiful.

Judy Martin said...

It's only a piece of cloth.

I used to tell my students that it was only a piece of paper when I taught watercolour. I told them this so that they would loosen up and take risks.

I used to look at my work in cloth as a way to save myself. I made quilts. They were weighty. They were precious. I looked at it as a responsible act, like parenting is.

But now I say, It's only a piece of cloth.

It doesn't need to be bed sized.
It doesn't need to be heavy.
It doesn't need to protect..
It can't.

What can it do? Not, what should it do?

It can communicate poetically.
That's what I hope.

Ms. said...

Only a cloth with a negative imprint.
Only each stitch.
It is enough.

Jennifer said...

Only cloth...true it is cloth and threads...and so, so much more.


henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

a portal an opening and an eternal brings more because it expects nothing but touch

mansuetude said...

Love !

roz said...

i see a shelter ..vague and faint and barely there. but there and real none the less.
open vessels of any kind ..upside or downside , really resonate with me.
very gentle,comforting only cloth.

Velma Bolyard said...

this is beautiful. all of it.

Sweetpea said...

Oh yes. That is a poem.

Caterina Giglio said...

so true, and there is more cloth where that came from...

Penny Berens said...

It does (communicate poetically that is).

wholly jeanne said...

i've missed dropping by, popping in . . . and now i see that i was meant to stop by this very day when i wrestle with "the committee member" who wags a finger and cautions me about 3 layers and finished edges and such notions. i think i'm about to hold a firing squad and get back to creating the cloth that suits and soothes me. thank you. xo