When my former neighbors moved away, their pair of doves moved over here. Earnest and Molly. They had a baby, Edgar. This was 3 or 4 years ago. Then one of the pair died mysteriously. I assumed it was Molly who died, because the remaining dove was quite a singer and supposedly the males are the best singers. Earnest and Edgar, although father and son, live separately because they fought when they were first introduced. Nevertheless they perch near each other and sing to one another. Every spring Edgar curls up in his food bowl and acts broody. After a while he's himself again. This spring, Earnest curled up in his food bowl and became broody too...His food bowl is above eye level so I don't look in there every day, but the day before Fathers' Day when I peeked in, this is what I saw:
Oh no! Either someone has played a trick on me, or Earnest is Molly. And has been for quite a while. This is very confusing and unsettling. He/she isn't very interested in the eggs now, I suppose because they aren't fertile. That's the nature story of the week.
In the Spirit Cloth workshop we are making bases to build a story on later...here is one of my bases before I basted it:
And here is the same cloth after basting...it has a soft depth and is light and wonderful to hold:
My name is Cristina. I am a fellow Cloth to Cloth classmate. I was unable to take the Spirit Cloth class and was wishing I could take a peek at the magic going on . . . THANK YOU for posting your work here!
Your piece looks so dainty and light.
I will keep watching and admiring.........!
Cristina...thanks for visiting...I remember you had good news about a book being published! I hope Jude will keep offering these classes...it is so satisfying to work this way...I'm glad our paths will keep crossing.ReplyDelete
oh, i can just feel this from here... yes. transforming.ReplyDelete
Yes...and so much more so than I could have ever imagined on my own...ReplyDelete
Your cloth is lovely and thanks for sharing your process. It is fun to see the transformation of cloth by just stitching it.ReplyDelete
I love to listen to doves coo in the early morning :) very sweet.
Thank you Marie...I wish the photo could show how soft the cloth becomes after the basting, and how soothing the act of basting is...calms the nervous system I think.ReplyDelete
What a surprise :) I love birds and often thought about getting Doves, however, I travel too much and it would not be fair to the Doves.ReplyDelete
I love your beginning...look forward to seeing more. I went to sign up for Spirit Cloth and found that it was filled...worked out though since the Danish invasion is just about to begin :)
Thanks for visiting, Mo'a...enjoy your family time!ReplyDelete
suzanna...love the dove story but even moreReplyDelete
this cloth. the whole sense of it is so
warm and waiting...i just can't get over the
change the basting makes...love when after
about 3 "lines" i can begin to feel it...
Grace, thank you...yes it gains a depth from the basting, and then it begins to express itself even more...ReplyDelete
love that brown color. lovely piece. thanks for your comment on the avocado peels.ReplyDelete
Oh yes, I'm eager to see the results!ReplyDelete
This cloth is so soft but has a feeling ofReplyDelete
strength. I love to see what everyone's doing
in this Spirit Cloth adventure!
Thanks Patty...I'm glad you stopped by...ReplyDelete
How it feels when being held in the hand...that's a big part of it I think.ReplyDelete
I know Deb, and the photo doesn't even begin to capture it. They are like little clouds.ReplyDelete
It must have been quite a surprise finding these eggs.
I love your base with the piece of organza gauze. Do you know I cannot stop basting, it so meditative to do!
Hi Sandra...it was a big surprise to find the eggs and the other day there were 2 more. Sigh. I love the basting also...it is such a simple activity but it makes such a big difference...a real transformation.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful story. The invisible basting technique is new to me, and I like the way the cloth feels too: substantial yet still quite fragile and delicate.ReplyDelete
It is such a revelation!ReplyDelete