Listen to the road

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Older learning process revisited

I came across a bag of torn strips of fabric from Jude Hill's Cloth to Cloth class years ago.

This is the first result from going back and exploring it again. Have made 2 more since and

enjoy the process at the end of adding smaller squares to the finished weave. It

 breaks up expected patterns. 

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Messages and carriers


Thinking how the messages from our brain to body 

miraculously arrive. Trying to make a picture of how this may

happen in my imagination. The little crow carries a pebble.

Sunday, January 24, 2021


Above is how I've been feeling since Wed's Innaguration. Hopeful, full of big H Hope.

 Things bubble up that I don't even realize were stuck  in my head; Pandora's box,

hope being a thing with feathers, a visit from a flock of turkeys (gobble gobble),

an eagle and vulture

settleing a disagreement about a meal

in our side field. 

This has been the winter when Parkinson's took a big 

toll on me in the Hope department. I mean, it ain't 

getting amy better amd is getting worse fast. I'm 

even using fusible as hand sewing is harder.

One good thing in all this... I'm approved for DBS surgery which

will do away with many of the most annoying PK symptoms.

Met my neurosurgeion and am in the middle of pre operation

tests. I'm full of hope. Full of expectation and looking forward to

driving, walking and sewing again. 

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