Friday, February 25, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Vintage Aprons at Common Thread / These and More!

 
Seeing and the Apron Story


Receiving a collection of aprons
and holding each one up to the light.
Laundering, and drying, and ironing each one. 

Dwelling in the contemplative caring (for) “service” and view.
The relationship, up close and personal.


Each apron, not factored (repeated) nor factoried; 

but made by one’s hand--singly, singularly, and unique. 

Each apron, residing as history (in its making, and use, and care).
...freshly laundered, dried and pressed, 

and I... as such; fresh...feeling into these Scraps,
seemingly containing whiffs of other people, spaces & times…


Each apron, residing as a template, a pattern for such a form, for re creating or “recreating!” that very form. 

The way or manner in which it was cut and assembled; 
and in the “manner of flowers”, offered up.

Each apron, residing as vestment/investiture 

intended and “worn” for purpose service.

Each apron, simply as Object itself…
the ever evocative beauty, 
calling to the inner I of beauty/enjoyment.
These countless breezy airy confections.

March winds ! 

Melting snow
Uncovering leaves from long ago
Bustling and blowing
Of hair streaming in fresh atmosphere


Of aprons on clothes lines !
flags !





Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tactile Memory / Shibori Wraps at Common Thread

At Common Thread, we have just the cloth for you! Here is something you will want to touch and hold effortlessly to your body. Shibori wrap scarves are a perfect companion for Spring and Summer in New Mexico! 


Bound, stitched, folded, and twisted--each diaphanous Khadi "no-kill" silk voile wrap presents itself as an alluring work of art.

Each piece bears it’s own provocative hand-dyed color sequence. 


We find that these unique textiles lend beauty to the home interior, as well as affording simple and satisfying Personal Adornment. How Wonderful is That!?


The intricate folds and twists of Shibori technique provide dimension, ventilation, and heightened softness to these lightweight wraps. Enjoy them while they last!


Check out brilliant ideas on how to tie a Wrap Scarf [here].  + Get Creative!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Witnessing the Return of the Light


In the remote villages of Northern New Mexico, the familiar deep blue of snow-shadows lingers--into the month of February. At this time, we may imagine a color that resembles a ruddy flush of optimism. We behold the beauty of each day, and we proceed to live and be with the seasons of earth.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

For February Dreaming, Sketching and Journaling

Just arrived! Hand Cast Cotton Rag Paper:

Natural/off-white color with deckle edge. Acid free.Sized with gelatin. Perfect for water color.

Notebooks available in two sizes: 6”x6” and 8”x8” . 30 pages/150gm.

Paper Packs of 20 sheets in 8.5”x11”, available in two weights: 150gm and 320gm.

            l o v e   n o t e s !

Tuesday, February 1, 2011