Monday, February 28, 2011

beauty as entry

I've been dyeing with procion mx these last two winter weeks. The colour hit has cheered me up v much. I needed green. And red. Today in the studio I returned to the figures - forms - whatever they are, that I have made from wrapped birch branches and fabric and dressed them for a wedding. I'm not sure. I'm following my heart here. I want to marry beauty with what a lot of people may think is shocking or disturbing imagery.
If we can allow ourselves not to turn away, we will come to meet this unknown.
I mean it in a way of marvel, of wonder.
If you can allow yourself wonder, you can allow yourself to see.


Diana Mitchener, photographer

10 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:23 pm

    love the quote

    and it's always best to follow ones heart.

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  2. hello. I am checking out all your blogs-- they are all wonderful - don't know how you keep up because I have a hard time just with my one blog. You have some beautiful hand dyed colors here.

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  3. I love following your thought processes Judy.

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  4. Beautiful colours for a grey day here in England. Thank you!

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  5. Beautiful, rich red... and, two of my favorite things: a spiral and a bird silhouette. I like the quote at the end, something strong in that.

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  6. LOVE it allxxxthe colours really cheered me up on this very dull, grey day over here in UK. lyndaxx

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  7. Keep on following your heart.
    By the way I'm reading Poemcrazy right now. fell in love with it from the opening sentence!

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  8. As I told you in another post, this objects intrigue me. Do you mean they have branches on the inside? Really interesting!

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  9. I dont know what happened to my previous comment????

    I've been away and missed your wonderful posts....these colours you have dyed are gorgeous...colour makes my heart sing.

    Sending you a colourful hug.

    Jacky xox

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Thank you for taking the time to connect. Much appreciated.xx