“God reveals Himself in the middle of conflict and contradiction— and we want to find Him outside all contradiction.
Importance of contradiction: the contradiction essential to my existence is the expression of the world’s present: it is my contribution to the whole. My contradiction and my conflict are my part in the whole. They are my “place.” It is in my insight and acceptance of contradiction that the world creates itself anew in and through my liberty— I permit God to act in and through me, making His world (in which all are judged and redeemed). I am thrown into contradiction: to realize it is mercy, to accept it is love, and to help others do the same is compassion. All this seems like nothing, but it is creation. The contradiction is precisely that we cannot “be creative” in some other way we would prefer (in which there is no contradiction). January 20, 1966, VI. 354– 55
Piece them together
accumulate into a large
blanket, cover up with it, get inside
born between paved roads
Bugs scurrying about
with blankets and corn rows
plenty of things to do (and what about the things I need to stop doing? A very personal topic)
So, plenty of things to do:
feel better: relationships, vitamins, vegetables, blood work, dentist this week, bills
Maybe some cardio but probably not, I do power yoga 4x a week. But still want to.lose weight, get rid of back fat maybe also do some targeting excesses in that area but probably not! I was overweight last year, power yoga changed that but that’s not why I did power yoga, weight loss was the side effect. Maybe just add a home practice since I lost my iyengar Alignment class and the restorative mandala vinyasa flow Shiva Rea class 😦 I got her DVD.
get my yoga practice back to me – stop thinking about around me. and how do I get less hot and muggy…more synthetic less cotton?
And there’s more to do:
poetry study and writing
reconcile my artists statement
make books: family art history, body photography, my poetry
natural fabric dyeing:. Still need to try pokeberry, sumac, marigold and
create forms/visual language out of what I’ve already tried with natural dyeing= circles and mirror images have started to develop
(completed dye trying: black walnut, indigo w/ shibori, onion skin, sumac leave prints, avocado, pomegranate, tylose resist)
photocopy gel medium transfer landscape mirror paintings…
Quilt the 3 large quilts I have pieced, for my January show
Stitch—slow cloth experiments. I’ve been dyeing for a year and I’ve never really tried stitching. Stitching for me is necessary to the quilt. Not a design element to me. I really need to think about this now since my “patches” are large I cant just stitch in the ditch and hide the quilting. Drawing quilt stitch inspiration from Gees Bend quilters and slow cloth, Japanese boro, Indian Kantha Also old cotton feed/flour sacks. people mended and reused them! And used them in the backs of quilts. I saw one at the lodge I stayed in this weekend.