Friday, October 6, 2017

How it happened

Last night, as we celebrated the anniversary of our meeting, the moon was full.  This morning, I woke to Marti's comment, "imagine love."

So I looked through my hand-dyed cloth box for a certain scrap of muslin, made with Logan at the Outer Banks. It is now green, which is Marti's favorite color, but it started out purple, as you can see here

Having used this pale green cloth for Marti's peace pin, 
there was a tail left from tearing it ... a perfect cloth shred. 

I began stitching "imagine" in shades of wild Deb Lacativa green, but then it occurred to me that I could use Deb's wild purples for the word "love" to echo the original cloth.

Knowing that pale green doesn't photograph well against my usual black backdrop, I rooted around for something else and came up with a bit of bleach discharged denim. And even though the green still isn't true, it seemed like the best choice.

So that's how today's cloth shred emerged, thought by thought ...


imagine love


Thanks Marti!



15 comments:

Marti said...

You are welcome and I love how this all came to be and I have to again say, as I did when you made the "Si Se Puede" cloth strip, that Deb's spirit filled threads are giving all of these stitched words, an extra dimension of soul. One more thing: for me, green is the color of love, of imagination, of growth, of possibility, of magic and this week, I made magic with red onion skins from my garden, a copper pot and a splash of vinegar that yielded several green cloths; not large cloths but enough to adorn my person which lead to me dancing around my onion and Swiss card patch, causing the neighbors dog to howl at the commotion...!

susan hemann said...

lovely! thank you for adding me to your kindred spirits! also, I wanted to ask you how I could purchase one of your peace pins?

Liz A said...

Marti - I've been too long away from my dye pot ... thanks for the recipe!

Susan - peace pins are my humble gift to a torn and tattered world. Just send an email with your mailing address to lizackert@gmail.com and I'll send you one

Mo Crow said...

you are making such good magic (((Liz)))

Liz A said...

(((Mo))) I'm in very good company

Kristin said...

the magic of love, of peace,, of the ever growing circle

Anonymous said...

ooh. it's coming! mine is still blank. soaked up some rain and sun and wind and is back inside now. I'm wearing a shirt with my peace pin on it. Inadvertently went through the wash. Took it like a champ! (my husband does the laundry around here... )

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

the same happened to me Dee, and I have no excuse as I deal with the laundry, the pin still looks good

Sue McQ said...

Congrats on the anniversary. Such a lovely couple - can only wish all well for you.

Barry said...

Hi L - there is real magic to stitching, stamping writing - giving new energy through heart and hand - so love the moon and the imagine love. One of your responses made me stop and think about the beauty of giving you said: "peace pins ... a humble gift to a torn and tattered world" - so eloquent and powerful. Thanks. B

Liz A said...

Kristin - our world needs all the magic we can muster

Dee and Saskia - glad they survived

Sue - Thanjs muchly

Barry - may Peace continue to echo betwixt and between us

Tina Zaffiro said...

Peace and Love ... I feel it.

Liz A said...

Tina - peace and love are the antidote to anger and fear ... we need to apply liberally

Sharmon Davidson said...

Simply beautiful, the power of intention...

Liz A said...

Sharmon - I'm so glad you came by ... and that we now share a connection through Mo