I went out before dawn to get the paper, but I had an exterior motive: I wanted to see the planets aligned as they haven't been since 2005. I didn't even try to find Mercury in the trees, but I spotted Venus easily, caught a glimmer of red ... had to Mars, and Jupiter has been in my sights for a while. But where was Saturn?
In the end, I just wasn't sure which of the glimmering objects I was looking at was Saturn. What I really needed was a map. Now I have one ...
Patch #24 Planetary signs stitched over bleached dots on indigo dyed linen
Click the peace pin picture to learn how the project began. To see more images of the original pins, which were sent to half a dozen countries and 19 states in the US, scroll down to the INDEX and click on the PEACE PIN PROJECT link.
To get your own peace pin
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address. A peace pin similar to the ones pictured will be sent to you via snail mail.
Mo's Project: "I dream of a world where love is the answer"
A collaborative effort in which creative souls around the world are making talismans to be stitched onto the branches of a dreaming tree. Just click the picture to see Mo's blog posts that will ultimately lead to her "Braille of the Soul" show at Artsite in March 2019. My contribution to the project can be tracked by going to the INDEX (below) and clicking on the link "I dream of a world where love is the answer."
It's a long way from Williamsburg, Virginia to the Texas Hill Country, but I've never looked back. Instead, my days are full of stitching, natural dyeing, assemblage art appreciation, grandparenting, cactus whacking, Americana music and Tex-Mex cooking ... not to mention wildflowers and critters.
As local bard Robert Earl Keen says, "The road goes on forever & the party never ends."