Scratching the end of a month
Scratching the end of a scroll.
I started the week wanting to scratch
the trees of winter.
For the ash tree I imagined how it would hold a snowball.
But then Diane, Grace and I
went on an excellent adventure
up to Halifax and St. Mary's University
to see Dorothy Caldwell's show
'Silent Ice/Deep Patience'
attend a "Conversation" between
Dorothy and Sandra Brownlee.
There is something about darning
even if my mother and grandmother
would have a fit at this being called darning!
What a treat it was to walk among Dorothy's huge pieces again.
The lands she explores are huge...
the Canadian Arctic and the Australian Outback.
Her respect for those lands
and for the people and cultures that inhabit them
In honour of Dorothy I continued to end the month
with discharged scraps
and bits and pieces of red
A colour that is beginning to creep into my psyche for some reason.
Using up scraps and bits and pieces.
Stitching loosey goosey
and changing to running along.
March has been a lion all month long
and for the three of us it certainly went out
with an inspirational bang!
Happy April Fool's Day