Back in the Fall a new beginning was pinned to the wall
Lines of a container to be filled with stones
was drawn with paper.
Paper was changed to fabric
and I was thinking it might be called 'Stone Ground'.
I fell in love with this piece as I sat in the evening light
couching stone upon stone within the shape of my container.
One evening I threw it on the floor beside my favourite stitching chair
just to check on how the stones were looking
And low and behold
I realized it was no container at all but an ancient cairn.
Blanket stitch was added to the base of the cairn
and then I took it to the design wall.
Loved it so much more as an ancient pile of stones
rather than a bowl full of them!
As I searched for the placement of the final rock shapes
I noticed a layer of smaller stones working it's way through the cairn.
Loved the thought that perhaps this layer represented
a different era or generation adding stones through the centuries.
So.... went back to the design wall
Added more to my imagined layer
Removed smaller stones inserted between the top layer of larger ones.
I love it even more!
Makes things more interesting.
Adds to the story.
And I am happy to allow the piece to create it's own story.
The conversation between our work and us is indeed a dance.