Coloring Outside the Lines
First quarter moon, 2019's first new moon and I'm stitching in a surround given to fruition cozily blanketed in a gentle snow. What feels right to me at this time is slow cooked meals, slow stitched refashions and spending time fully digesting lessons I'm learning with two online courses. I began this year decidedly set on simplifying all things, a process revealing itself to be not so simple. My thought is to address matters with planing an organization pattern/project with each new moon. I have calendared each moon phase dates and mentally set course with mounting a project completion in sync to the growing moons energy. This new moon was really going to be a get organized and ready to roll out with productivity. It's not happening as readily as I planned. I started in with sorting through stashed thrifted garments intended to be sewing projects. I also sorted again through paper stashes previously set aside by virtue of "I liked them and not ready to part with them". Working journals, sorting and stitching has me in media confusion. What I am discovering with the 2 d adhering papers with gesso/paints overlay is different than the forms and experiences facilitated by the stitching. I'm absolutely hesitant to make marks with pencil. I don't feel the same freedom or course of action with paper journal construction as I do with cutting away fabrics and stitching. For now the HOW phase of the projects and this new moons growing feels right reflecting on skeletal tree landscapes and sorting through my assorted stashes of indecision.