Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
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
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
Monday, June 15, 2020
Sunday, May 17, 2020
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
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.