“Three Left Over Hearts Mended” is delighted to be reunited with “Letting Go of Fear” by Jude Hill of Spirit Cloth
Jude is such a generous artist, she shares her process of just going through all the thicks and thins of life with deep heart, incisive thought and a wry sense of humour. Terri Windling introduced me to Jude’s blog with these words back in November 2010 –
“Spirit Cloth is a meditation on the process of making art and of living an artist’s life — expressed sometimes through the medium of words, and sometimes by letting images, shapes, textures, colors, and qualities of sun- and moonlight tell the tale. This is a prime example of how blogging can be an art form in itself…and Jude makes it look effortless.”
Jude has developed a special space in the web of light, a place where she just keeps going, making connections, redefining and honing her thoughts on process and stitch with keen observations and deep insight. I love how even with a hurricane blowing and no power for days and days she just stitched through it all, saying “how all the things you dream and think about end up there somehow”. Jude bravely stitched her heart into the open with her “Letting Go of Fear” cloth whilst her mother was transitioning and passed away on the Summer Solstice in 2013.
I love the stitched open safety pin at the edge of darkness
the dot of red in the corner of the eye
integrating the edges working with the ways the dark speaks with the light
facing it, the moon’s dark face was stitched slowly and carefully with a single strand of thread the day before her Mom passed
every inch of this cloth tells the story of how things change, it started out as “Flow”, moved into “Transition”, became a “Letting Go of Fear” & “One Thing Into Another”
I am deeply honoured to have this cloth in my life, thank you Jude!
PS many hours later it’s the Full Moon in Taurus
taking the ladder to the moon… ahroo!