Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Feedsack art dolls and those of the Past

Feedsack art doll
Originally uploaded by peregrine blue
Staying busy with my hands. Made Quiche for lunch today and settled back into my craft room to create this art doll inspired by the latest Selvedge Magazine. I had picked up an old feedsack quilt years ago at a Thrift Store that needed tons of mending and then decided against it, awaiting the right time to disassemble and give new life to the squares. Hopefully she will begin to come alive and I will give birth to a family. I just love how she turned out.

Also continuing with the Real Estate venture in the Carolinas and possibly Northern California.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


What could be better inspiration than my worldwide friends?

Another Poem found in a scrappy notebook

When I write poetry, I usually write in Spanish


Respondiste a mi por impulsos.
Todos fueron acertados.
Me despoje de todo,
entregue el alma para ser tu sueno
en tu dominio, naci de nuevo.

Vi como tu mitad nino queria irrumpir en lo nuevo,
llegar a lo mas alto
aunque implicara metar las manos al fuego.
Y te deje despojar mi tierra fertil,
hiciste de nuevo mi cuento adulto

Al final tu guerra interior
se aferro a tu miedo infantil,
el instinto animal se rindio ante el espino,
la bruma era demasiado densa para descifrar mensajes

Por todo lo que sentimos
en entrana, viscera, corazon y mente
nuestros cuerpos permanecieron,
ajenos a la humedad y al tacto
apenas rozandonos y siempre en huida
recordada como un sollozo
anos y anos de sollozo tras agudo sollozo

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Domino Art Doll for Swap and Self Portriat

Oh it's good to be HOME! Fresh strawberries (it's Spring here), my comfy bed, the view of the orange trees from my bedroom windows and family, not to mention a great book (American Sphinx-A Jefferson Biography) and the HBO miniseries about John & Abigail Adams which I have always admired.

It has taken me a week to settle in, re-group and re-think what my next goals are. I had such a good time, outing every day non-stop for 35 days that I kind of got used to vacation mode and coming home has been a cultural shock of sorts.

Thank God for challenges. The first is a domino doll swap I had signed up for prior to leaving and the second is a self-portrait for the ZNE network. The self-portrait will be more difficult since we were only given a 4x4 inch space to work on. I'm still debating whether it will be my face or my whole being.

Spring will be refereshing to start plans for Phase II of my new land in Bosque Vida, Chile. I have envisioned a large loft-style house with a big deck overlooking the native trees. Ofcourse there will also be a long walkway for neighbors and friends which will lead to a grotto filled with the religious icons, sculptures, paintings and carvings I have collected over the years. They will be able to come to pray, light candles, be quiet or just meditate. Hopefully I can create a man-made water cascade for serenity.