Friday, August 25, 2017

cloud of time

 A long time.  A cloud of time.
 A world of time.
A sun shine of life.
I noticed the little quilt that I made for my father - Sisu - folded, full of touch and time,
and saw that the USE of it was what made it so beautiful.
The washing and the drying and the time.
The time.
 This gave me the courage to wash and dry my re-configured cloud.  (see here for previous)
I wanted this piece to be more than just surface.
I wanted it to be transformed through near death by drowning,
and from hanging by its own vulnerable edge,
so that its own life experience would be its beauty.

I trusted.
Cloud of Time is an accumulation of days,
time made visible through hand work,
wisdom and beauty learned by the body. 

17 comments:

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

It survived and looks gorgeous, Judy!

Ms. said...

Touching the part about your father...inspiring the sun light on it at various times. Time and energy, faith, love and persistence are your hallmarks dear Judy :-->

Olga Norris said...

What a perfect companion the dappled light makes.

Vickie Wheatley said...

Beautiful quilt. Beautiful thoughts.

christine said...

Lovely; lovingly made, used,

jude said...

i love the soft repetition, the rhythm of going.

Cris Winters said...

Wonderful, Judy. I love the idea of your using your pieces for every day beauty, warmth, comfort, ...

over the rainbow said...

OH Bravo! I have a friend who re configures her work on a regular basis. I could never imagine myself doing this until now. I love that you were able to let this work breathe in fresh air and water and renewed energy.

Mo Crow said...

Oh! I loved the long stretch of time in the length of the cloud

B. Garner said...

Beautiful, and as always, a masterful sharing of colour, stitch... so many soft, radiant stitch lines that cross the mass of the piece, sharing the story of the maker and the time invested. Treasure.
bethany

Carol Wiebe said...

Judy, I love how you describe your thinking about your work. You offer us such intimate glimpses, that touch our hearts and allow us to contemplate both your work and our own with renewed awe and appreciation. Thank you.

blandina said...

Another superb piece of art. It gives joy to my heart following your blog and seeing what you are doing.

Victoria said...

Beautiful and ethereal work. And I love the washed and worn texture of your father's quilt. Both are truly lovely.

Mystic Quilter said...

Another stunning piece Judy! I love the softness in the colour.

handstories said...

It is more now, and still so amazing.

Dana said...

The light shining through and shadows upon the Cloud of Time are exquisite and touching, contrasting the ephemeral now with the time encapsulated in the fabric. You chose a truly appropriate title for this piece!

india flint said...

precious.