Sunday, November 21, 2010

Claiming My Space


A few ragged organic edges are now on this cloth, and I'm liking how they seem to age it, alluding to it having seen and experienced a fair bit of time and life. As I was stitching the eyelets, I was thinking about the circling motion and the centre spaces, which led me to imagine them as planets orbiting a green sun, and to think of how each of us is like a world unto ourselves, even as we touch one another and are connected to a greater whole. Our differences make us interesting and this cloth speaks to the protection of our individuality and of bringing that uniqueness forward to claim our space.

4 comments:

Penny Berens said...

Honouring our uniqueness...I like that thought.

jude said...

i like the ruffle of the ragged edge.

Debi From the Pacific Northwest said...

I love the layered cloth at the bottom. The first thing I thought of was that it reminded me of the ruffle at the bottom of a dancing gown. You know, the type you can make spin out when you make a certain type of rounded kick with your leg! It made me smile!

;~) Debi

Yvonne said...

Penny - yes - and expressing it.

Thanks,Jude - the ruffles kept coming - like watching waves.

Debi - thanks for the image and glad you had a smile - the sway or spin of wearing a skirt while dancing is a delicious feeling!