Listen to the road

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Dancing Fox by Koson

Dancing Fox makes me smile. He dances under a large leaf 
with no serious intentions. Rhythm is implied by a right paw about
to stomp in his folk dance. I love foxes. They remind me not to give in to sad times..
They remind me that mischief and fun may hide for a long time but is
likely to jump out at any time.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Benten on her Dragon

Benten is a Japanese Kami/Deity who personifies wisdom, rivers and

everything that flows (wiki). Benten was inspired by Saraswati (a Hindu deity). Saraswati

waits on another cloth to be sewn. Sewing, sowing wisdom would is a good thought for me.

(sorry about the bad photo, a better camera is in my future)

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Tornado Spirit and Cane Painting


Weather. I've been reading about Native Americans living on the Plains and 

Tornadoes. It take a little time to begin to understand the nuances of NA relationships

with weather, land, sky, earth etc. It's different from our own. We try to

fix situations where many times seeking harmony or balance may be

more effective. Relationships are important.


Then there's this cane thing. I have Parkinsons and must use a cane (I'm fortunate

to still be walking). I've noticed how the cane changes brief relationships with people I meet.

I keep canes stashed in rooms and in my car. Bob just finished sanding a wooden cane

for me to paint.

I'll post photos of the cane as it's painted and varnished. I hope it gives folks something 

to focus on, something happy. Getting old can a bitch but is still better than not being.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Put A Woman in Charge

A great day is coming. Joe Biden will announce his VP choice. I hope he keeps his promise.
I'm hanging on because it just may be the beginning of a new Beginning. 

Put A Woman in Charge

Monday, June 15, 2020

In the Time of Story

I'm reading a book, The Iron Ring, by Lloyd Alexander. I needed a good story to
rest in .It's about a king who thinks of his people first. It's about honor, selfless effort and
keeping your word. It's an inspiring place to rest awhile.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Like bricks in a wall

Large from many smalls. All these small moments were floating apart. They made
sense together as a quilt top. Maybe a 2 sided quilt reminding me of this sewing journey.

Creatures appearing.


Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Pearl Divers

My best friend, Toshiko, in San Diego worked as a pearl diver at a tourist center.
Pearl diving is a skilled occupation in Japan and has been for hundreds of years. By
coincidence I found a pre ww2  Japanese magazine with a silk screen print of pearl
divers. I made a cloth around it then added embroidery.