Friday, December 2, 2011

half-full/half-way



I thought I would begin to do something with these blank slates today or maybe even start stitching a foot for flying dreams, my Magic Diaries project. But then I noticed the moon is half-full and that made me realize that I'm not in a beginning place right now, I'm more in a half-way place. And I do sort of feel floaty and half-minded, come to think of it.

So these red threads seemed appropriate for today -- half-way stitches on flying dreams components. I didn't really have anything "attached" to the color red other than it's a take-notice-and-pause kind of vibe -- but I realize there is a deeper symbolism behind red threads and red strings. I need to look into that. What vibe do you pick up from red threads?

Happy weekending! xo




14 comments:

deanna7trees said...

i just love that last image...the 9 patch. i am trying to use red more. it reminds me of fire...which is the only thing that terrifies me. but i do love seeing the way you use it...not dominant but subtly.

Nanette said...

I see (feel) it as a grounding colour, an anchor, but nothing passivem it has an energy in it, and a semi colon; pause here for a moment, there's more coming....and there's that energy again, moving things along nicely.

I love your 9 patch, serene.

liniecat said...

fabulous what your doing Peggy, great use of fabric placement.
No idea why, but the words 'here and there' sprung to mind with your red 'ends'. Though by placement, they are a start and an end, so here and there...........no, dont worry about me....lol
and yes the nine patch is subgtlery beautiful.
What will happen to the Cuba map?
cant wait to see more!

woman with wings said...

Thank you, Deanna, for the compliment. I remember that you went through a fire alert a few months ago, all packed up and ready to go -- a mighty powerful message in your use of red.

woman with wings said...

Nanette, thank you. And I like what comes up for you -- grounding strength (root chakra red!), energy, a pause, and movement -- I think I'll start a little list of aspects for red.

woman with wings said...

Oh, Lyn, thanks and I won't worry about you!! I get it, I really do, the here and there feel. That's going on the list, too, thanks! I don't know about Cuba there -- just felt like sewing red on it -- some future something or other...?

Marie said...

For me red can symbolize "change".
or red can represent "the spiritual fires we walk through in this life."
I love just a touch of red in something because it is a strong color.

Nancy said...

Love these bits of red. The Cuba zig-zag seems like an alert, drawing a line, danger...
I wonder if it would feel that way if it was not on a map - but was still a zig-zag dividing a circle of some sort. Mmmm...?

Nanette said...

That's funny, I didn't see the zig zag red line on the map until Nancy mentioned it, I did see the map, but the red line didn't register. Now I've looked at it, it still doesn't.

...I thought root chakra too Peggy.

Marie said...

p.s. It also reminds me of "luck".
: )

Jeannie said...

I love what you are doing with the red thread. Red always speaks excitement to me. Perhaps because my Mom always dressed me in red for special occassions? I love the last photo. The textures of the fabrics, the writing, the hexagon, all just flow together, yet the nine patch remains.

woman with wings said...

Marie, I like that -- change can make us grow spiritually especially when it comes upon us seemingly unwanted. ;) And luck is the Chinese meaning, too, I think...thanks!

woman with wings said...

Nancy & Nanette, wow, I hadn't thought anything about Cuba either -- and the line of division and not even a smooth line! What's going on in Cuba, I wonder. I always try to find a meaning for subconscious acts, ya never know! Thanks for your thoughts...

woman with wings said...

Thank you, Jeannie -- hey, you can't go wrong with sewing rows of squares....what a sweet association red has for you! Did you have black patent leather shoes or were you one of the lucky ones that got RED? I wanted them so bad!