A big thank-you to indigo goddess and shibori girl Glennis for the post and link. I'm a huge fan of Glennis's work and have been following her deep indigo journey with amazement and delight--on top of her glorious hand-dyed shibori ribbons. I'm honored that more people are discovering--and liking--my way of depicting the Slow Cloth concept. And there's a voice in my head that says: Update it already!
In particular, I think there's more to say about materials. I've been meaning to share a link found via the wonderful Fibercopia for Barbara Wisnoski, a textile artist based in Montreal. Wisnoski makes very beautiful, large pieces from recycled fabrics. I made a kind of clumsy remark about repurposed fabrics recently, and the response forced me to think about my position more. It really needs a whole post devoted to it. Then along comes an artist like Wisnoski who takes away all my reservations about recycled fabric and then some, and reminds me, as other artists also periodically have, that my resistance is futile nonsense. Her Web site is lovely, showing the work installed (in situ) and at a couple of levels of detail. This is a detail of One Circle:
Aren't they something? I love the impressionistic, painterly quality that the pieces have, yet there's a drape and texture that can only be fabric.
Okay, now I really am procrastinating. Keep calm and carry on through this new moon eclipse, and be both creative and receptive, yin and yang, sun and moon . . . you know the drill.