maggie mae

...the flower queen. weeper for days past, uncertain for the days to come.



she appeared right after wolf woman. maybe the flip side of the coin...

wild hair... unable to be controlled



flailing roots, planted in the ether...



and if maggie mae was a reflection of me at the time of stitching, i'm not sure it still applies. i think i've shifted a little over to the side somewhere...

grace sent me a book to read (thank you! thank you! thank you!). women who run with wolves. i can't put into words how much it is meaning to me. i think, it and grace have something alot to do with the shifting...

[used jude's crayon drawing method on the roots. amazing... with the heat, the crayons just melted into the cloth. what a feeling... so smoooth... i have so many ideas for this.]

9 comments:

Marti said...

Ah, you were meant to have grace's Women Who Run With the Wolves because your wolf woman has called forth La Loba, she who resonates deeply with me. You will find many myths and women of myth and most of all, important truths in this book. In reading of the powerful Baba Yaga, perhaps these words may have meaning: Estes is speaking of persona: "clothing represents persona, the first view the public gains of us." She tells of the symbolic cleansing of Baba Yaga's clothing and how the washing is a way we come to know the qualities of strength and endurance. Estes says," We learn how to sort, mend, and renew the instinctive psyche through a purifacatio, the washing of the fibers of the being."

jude said...

i love watching you getting to all these techniques.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

reading this/seeing this, i had
to go watch Angelique Kidjo's
Adouma video and dance...pretend
i am one of her back up women...
it's what i do when i feel really
really happy. dogs watch.

you shine on, girl.....

ger said...

Looking forward to how the ideas will materialize...

Debi From the Pacific Northwest said...

I absolutely ADORE her face! I can't wait to see her come into her own...

;~) Debi

Jacky said...

I love her hair...looking forward to Maggie Mae's persona emerge.

twhIch aye said...

marti thank you for these words... this book is beyond what i've been asking for. i'm going slow with it, trying to let everything i read sink in. i just read la loba last night and i believe she has heard my soul cries. i had unreal days yesterday and today. so hectic yet, something was different today. i'll remember your words when i read Baba Yaga. thank you so much marti...

jude i feel like i'm seeing everything new. everything was such a blur then... i am really enjoying trying everything out! :) i LOVE that wrap stitch...

hahahhaha grace i can see you dancing! i went to watch her video, and nieces and i were dancing too! -- :shining: :)

thanks ger, debi and jacky! i've set her down for now. i did a 'grab bag' method and out popped a sun-eater beast yesterday morning. i think this one will catch my attention for the moment... :)

Serena said...

i looked and looked for an email for you and could find none

just wanted to send you some wonderful thoughts
for thanksgiving

a holiday i personally love

i hope you and yours have a terrific, safe holiday
i'm blessed and thankful to know this special artistic part of you.

much love,
serena

twhIch aye said...

hey miss serena... thank you so much for sending those thoughts. it was a pretty good day. i hope your day was a good one...

and i am thankful to have met you on this vast plane... to think of all the folks out there in internetland and how blessed i am to have seen your wonderful and insightful words and works...

much love to you!