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Marking Time 1.9.15

 

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." –Mother Teresa

 

 

Marking Time 1.7.15

 

“When I am an old woman…

I shall go out in my slippers in the rain…"

Jenny Joseph

 

 

I'm not old, (at least I don't consider myself as such), but I did go out in the rain in my slippers. And after you do that more than once, they are prone to holes. Which is exactly what happened to my favorite pair of slippers my daughter knit me two seasons ago.

 

Here we are in January, in the midst of a brutal artic blast.

Marking Time 1.5.14

 

"For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning."

Marking Time 12.4.14

 

"…people will wake up and yawn and brew coffee and get ready for work, everything the same as usual. Life will go on. Something aches at the very core of me, something ancient and deep and stronger than words: the filament that joins each of us to the root of existence, that ancient thing unfurling and resisting and grappling, desperately for a foothold, a way to stay here, breathe, keep going." –Lauren Oliver

 

 

I've been away from these pages.

Marking Time 11.20.14

 

"You'll get mixed up, of course,
as you already know…" —Dr. Seuss

Marking Time 11.14.14

 

 

“What can be more comforting than to turn for a time to something as old and as beautiful as weaving--something that has come down to us through the ages, unhindered by wars and famines, by floods or earthquakes, and forever new under our fingers.” –Mary Atwater

 

 

In the Studio this week:

 

Marking Time 11.7.14

 

"When the moon, after covering herself with darkness as in sorrow, at last throws off the garments of her widowhood, she does not at once expose herself impudently to the public gaze; but for a time remains veiled in a transparent cloud, till she gradually acquires courage to endure the looks and admiration of beholders." –Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare

 

 

 

Marking Time 11.4.14

 

"If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it." –Toni Morrison

 

 

Today is a storytelling kind of day, sparked by a reader's comment on a vest that appeared in last Friday's post.

 

 

The original intention was to challenge myself and create a handwoven wallhanging to enter in a prestigious art show last Spring.

 

 

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