Saturday, July 06, 2013

new practice

7.6.13 rising waters

I think I've found a way to integrate the stitching and the writing. Like a lot of people, I used to stitch while something else was going on - TV, music, anything else that occupied the other available sensory input modes. Working this way was a good way to not think, a meditation and a comfort.

Now I've turned off the distractions and while working on these small pieces, find myself thinking my way through the writing; settings, atmosphere, history, characters, even action.

Here I was thinking about what it would be like when a community is deliberately flooded and the long time land holders and residents are forced to leave.  Some don't leave. Some can't.

I'm not going to focus on finishing (overworking?) these- they are rough drafts too. - Just stopping when the thought spins out, dating them and giving them a name appropriate to the storyline and then boarding the next train of thought.

Meanwhile life spins on through the summer. Sweetie is pissed with me cause I just dosed the back of her neck with a stinky herbal concoction  to help repel the fleas that seem to find tiger cats tastier than any other. She's also been literally under my feet due to her constant anxiety over thunder and fireworks. Is there Xanax for cats?
A sketch created with this online tool


Ms. said...

Yes--in answer to Xanax (but not Xanax)--just posted you a product endorsement via email.

Heather said...

Good luck with the writing. Stitching seems to put one's mind into a freer, more relaxed state, so it sounds like you're on the right track. Remember to turn off the part of your brain that wants to be a critic - it will get its chance later during the editing process - and just let the words flow.

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Re: cats... guess they either tolerate or they don't! My 2 sleep like the dead through our almost daily T-storms in the summer with no problem. As for the writing, I remember a writer I met years ago who said he wrote every day no matter what, to keep the flow going. I think it's like playing the piano... you aren't always doing something for public consumption, but you need to stay in practice. I've kind of got that way about my art. Even when I'm not working on a project per se, I'm still in there for awhile each day playing, tinkering... enjoy the process!

Vicky aka Stichr said...

i had one dog glued to me on firework day.

followed your link...made a weird thing, blogged it. was fun to do1

Nancy said...

LOVE that cloth...the way it looks and what it represents. Leavin' 'em rough...I like that!
How much fun is that drawing tool?!! I have already spent so much time fooling around with it. But, the first thing I made, was the best. Now if I could only get it into my blog to share! How did you do that?