watery blues drifting in the front window of Pentimento Bookshop in Newtown
Sorry, but I can’t get excited about those things right now…our beaches are closed because of them Box jellies here and my hairdresser said they caught Irukanjis in the trawl at her beach, the next bay round from here.
But they are pretty!
the dangers of paradise!
I love saying the word pentimento … it’s playful.
And a thought: in the past (okay, in the present as well) I have picked out many a dissatisfying stitch … leaving no trace, unless one counts the minute fiber traces and split warp/weft threads left behind. But with layers of cloth, one could see what lies underneath by simply hanging the cloth in a window.
Okay, I know I’m running on, but this thought stream is taking me somewhere … what if words/messages were stitched then layered over with the intention that they could be read when held up to the light … hmmmm …
an amazing textile artist, Jane Theau working here in Sydney is layering text here
You would have been an amazing librarian … I love how you point the way to more sources than I could ever hope to find on my own
I dreamed of owning a bookshop so I could buy all the books I wanted to read last century! my youngest brother is the music librarian for Appalachian State University in Boone NC he started out at Rice U in Houston
(looks like you can’t stop noticing the BLUES 😉 !)
the blues run like a river through my life Els, my favourite quote is the one India wrote out in the workshop
“Blue is the color of longing for the distances you never arrive in, for the blue world. – Rebecca Solnit
Beautiful window, I really love the ethereal trails – not living up north like Di, I can appreciate them with no trouble. And Pentimento has been the scene of many wallet emptying visits. You make me want to go there again, soon.
Jellyfish as an excuse to play with color, light, and the experience of gravity. Very eye catching.
am not usually sucked in by window dressing but this works!
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