I have hung my daughter’s wedding gown in the gallery to honor her 15th anniversary. This dress was remade from her 2 Grandmothers gowns. The satin was my Mom’s and the Irish Lace was my husbands mothers.
We did many fittings, added a bit here and a bit there. I added all the beading and lace design work…and I can remember working on this gown for months! Each piece Hand-stitched with anticipation of my daughter’s wedding day. It was truly an amazing moment watching her walk down the aisle in a dress with so many special moments and memories stitched into it.
Her two daughters came to see it and they both exclaimed that they wanted to wear that dress someday…time will tell!
‘Take what shows up on your plate
and transform it until it feeds you.’
— Ram Dass
Spring is not too far away and the snow has melted…the days are getting longer…and people are coming out into the light and smiling more. Our surroundings are being transformed.
Doing a bit of transforming on the Clara Cloth .
Jude’s eyes have inspired me to put an eye in this…maybe a portal from another time?
Write it on your heart that ‘every day is the best day of the year’. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Most of us in Jude’s class have been making hearts to hang for the month of Feb. Mine keeps going through transformation…here’s what it looks like today…in honor of Valentines Day.
There are dozens of beautiful Hearts (human and cloth) around the globe today. We are forming a circle of togetherness and encouragement that is strong yet flexible. A wonderful group of clothmates.
Yesterday my house was filled with Love and Celebration…we were celebrating birthdays for Grandchildren and Accomplishment for my Son passing his Electrician’s test.
Today the Sun is shining and we are finally getting some melting of the piles of snow that have been lingering. The slant of the light is beautiful coming in the windows
I did a little bit of weaving with wool and I have to say I love how it feels. It is so buttery and soft…the stitches glide through and now I’m thinking of trying some bigger pieces. The ideas are flowing like crazy. Hummmm, what to try next.
Enjoy the Love everyone…….Shishi
This mosaic piece was part of a commission that I did about 10 years ago for a temple as part of their restoration project. It is one of three spheres that are exchanged occasionally. They are located on top of the arche which is above the Torah. It was a wonderful project that I had the honor of working on. People in their congregation donated family treasures for me to use as part of the mosaic piece. I surrounded those items with semi-precious stones, geodes, crystal points, then created a hammered copper collar for the sphere to sit on. It was a project that was amazing to work on.
The pieces of jewelry…… watches, wedding bands, pins, mementos, metals, cuff links, even dog tags…..were given with such love; each piece holding decades of special memories for the families. I was deeply touched and affected by the stories that were shared. Each item was filled with the energy of the ancestor who once wore the item. I was lead…sometimes emotionaly….to place a piece in a certain spot; not knowing why one item had to be near another item…. only later learning that they were related to each other. I was invited to be part of a ceremony during one of the congregations religious holidays and was delighted to see the response from everyone. They freely shared their delight and told me of the coincidences of the alignment of some of the pieces. It was an amazing experience… like no other…..and I feel blessed to have been part of it.
“When two or more people coordinate in a spirit of harmony and work towards a definite objective or purpose, they place themselves in position, through alliance, to absorb power directly from the great storehouse of Infinite Intelligence.”
Napoleon Hill, Author, Think and Grow Rich
This I know to be true………Shishi