Monday, January 19, 2009


After one week of holding a pencil and loaded paintbrush drawing self portraits, my sewing machine and pincushions became very jealous of the time I was spending away from them. Today I had to spend some quality time before there was a feud in the Art Bodega, and in preparation for tomorrows celebration, I stated a new mini art quilt. Of course PEACE will be my word for the Tuesday January Journal challenge. And it all begins at home. Since I do not have a TV, I am going to Fran's house to watch Inauguration Day and make art, feel the change and celebrate hope! Mistys prompt for toady is embellishment and since I have so many current projects going all at once, I decided to share a very special fabric journal with you.It was my healing journal after I lost my home on Village Creek during Hurricane Rita. It is full of my photographs, some altered by the storm others altered with a bleach pen; drawings, fabrics, beadwork, buttons and even a rusty washer. The cover is needle felted. ( that in itself can be such a healing technique) The pages represent the loss, the love and the life once shared on the banks of that little home in the woods. That chapter of my life is closed and new life has begun here in Carmine, Texas where stormy waters no longer disturb the PEACE this girl has once again discovered.

Come gather 'round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You'll be drenched to the bone. If your time to you Is worth savin' Then you better start swimmin' Or you'll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changin'.

Bob Dylan


Anonymous said...

I especially love the felt and quilting you've done here. The locks on the top of the felted piece are great. Such fun.

Anonymous said...

i love that song.... i love ALL of his songs. such an amazing poet... he was my first love. ;-)
even got to see him a handful of times in concert...

and i love all the textiles you are sharing, wow! beautiful.

and the children you posted... they are so sweet!

Peace to you dear Deb, may light surround you... namaste.