Friday, August 01, 2014

what else can I do?

I am enjoying MY WORK.

The solitude and quiet of stitching.
The results of that.
The labour and connectedness of gathering and preparing plants for dye baths.
The surprising results  
and FUN of that.
The bliss of it 
Child's play

Even when 298 innocent civilians die in a plane.  How else to go on?

I took all the photos off my dad's bulletin board and put up one of him with us three little kids..
What else can I do?
Artists de-skilled throughout modernity.
They resisted virtuoistiy,
denied the aesthetic of privilege,
re-thought culture
because after the holocaust,
what kind of culture could just go on?
We need to create.

Humans need to nourish themselves by making.
I need to do these things.
Hand made objects show a way.

13 comments:

apiecefullife said...

Here, here. We can count ourselves lucky.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

thank you for these quiet words

Jennifer said...

Yes. And thank you so very much.

Ms. said...

“Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness.” -Rumi-

Your fingers are wonderful wings, what else should they do but fly.

Christine said...

Amen sister.

ZHOBEYDA said...

HOLA, COMO STAS? TUS TRABAJOS SON HERMOSO, TE FELICITO, QUE DIOS BENDIGA TU CREATIVIDAD.. AHORA TE SIGO, VISITAME TAMBIÉN, SIEMPRE SERAS BIENVENIDA.. ANÍMATE.. BESOS, ABRAZOS Y BENDICIONES.
ZHOBEYD@....

Valerianna said...

The healing of creative work... yes. I am presently reading Christian McEwen's book, "World Enough & Time" and there is a story of how a man in Buchenwald starts reciting poetry. It strikes a chord and soon many, many people start reciting poems. It becomes a thing one man does, standing on something in the mid-day. He notices that, for one small instant when the people are immersed in listening, that things have shifted, that they are almost happy. So, yes, what else to do but feed beauty?

Nancy said...

Yes, what else to do but go on. Beautiful post. Beautiful addition through your comment Valerianna.

Judy Martin said...

very supportive....thank you all

Mo Crow said...

such beautiful deep words Judy

wholly jeanne said...

yes. yes. yes. creativity is the best tool or remedy we have in our basket, and to go on is the best thing we can do. hands around the world could be put to such better use . . .

wholly jeanne said...

ps: the smooth, seasoned wood of that hoop . . . yum.

Velma Bolyard said...

yes. it's what you MUST do.