Saturday, July 28, 2018

Two more bases and a full moon rising

The bases have been stitched for page 6,  waxing crescent ...


which will face page 7, waxing quarter ...


The colors in these pictures aren't true, but since they're just placeholders, I won't obsess.

And last night, I caught sight of the rising full moon from our front window. The view blocked by trees, I wandered down the driveway (about the length of a football field) and up the street (another football field or two) until I reached an unobstructed bit of horizon.

The color had already washed out of the road and trees around me, but the moon glowed golden in the twilit sky. Mars glimmered redly close by and as I walked back to the house, I noted Saturn and Jupiter strung like jewels across the darkening vault. Only the murmurings and rustlings of creatures in the gloaming (not to mention the lack of a proper flashlight) kept me from walking out to the floodplain. But surely Venus hung in the West, so it too will be a part of this nascent cloth ...



10 comments:

Mo Crow said...

for the love of the Moon!

Liz A said...

To know its ways ...

Hazel said...

Oh, those bitty moons! The story of the making of this book is as enchanting as your myth.

Liz A said...

Hazel - bitty moons indeed ... the patches are only 1 1/4” each and I wanted to give a sense of movement through the sky. Perhaps trying to do too much in a small space, but damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!

Fiona Dempster said...

I so love those wee embroidered moons.

Nancy said...

Those bitty moons on blue remind me of pictures I recently took, moon and planet. :)

Liz A said...

Fiona - hand-drawn and wonky ... not picture perfect. Thank you, I love them, too

Nancy - Oh perfect ... yes!

Liz A said...

P.S. to Nancy - the full moon sky on July 27, complete with planets, is a part of the planning for the pile of cloth in the last image of this post

Barry said...

Hi LA - I love the thought messages and moon detail you put into this work. B

Liz A said...

Thanks B ... I miss the cloudy moon patches, but these tiny moons do show up better on plain cloth