Wendy Watson’s pennant meets The Gathering!

Posted: September 29, 2018 by Mo Crow in Braille for the Soul, It's Crow Time, The Gathering
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Wendy Watson’s pennant just flew in from New Zealand
Wendy carefully beaded a piece of the fragile bridal veil to her pennant
she talks about her process over at Late Start Studio
“The veiling is so fragile it disintegrated as I worked but aren’t hopes and dreams like that? Unless they become goals they can dissipate leaving little trace.”
“When Mo opens the package, there will be traces left behind in the wrapping, if people touch it when its exhibited along with the other contributions more damage will be done, but that’s okay because even if most of the veil falls away, the foundation and the pearls will remain. Love is like that . . . it needs a strong foundation because what is built will get knocked about however the most precious aspects will remain. I wanted my contribution to reflect this.”
the patina of time
the exquisite point
the other side
the edge
there is such deep magic in Wendy’s pennant meeting The Gathering
Wendy wrote an e-mail after she posted her pennant, “When I got home I realised that I had left out a note. What I wanted to say was that it has been such a pleasure to be part of the endeavour and a privilege to have my effort hanging alongside the work of so many talented artists.
The concept was so thought provoking. Whether it’s love for an individual, humanity, or our beautiful abused planet, I trust the vestiges of love will see us through.”
these beautiful words & work are
Braille for the Soul

  1. Lana says:

    I love all the pennants hanging from the tree. Each one is really beautiful in its own way. I love the stories behind their creations.

  2. Mo! Your photographs of my pennant show it exactly as I would have it viewed. And I love the way it looks in such stunning company . . . thank you!

  3. nettyg says:

    I love Wendy’s thoughtful words about her process, and the deep connection they give to The Gathering. The pennants gathered together look very mystical………A Mystique of Pennants 🙂

  4. Martine says:

    Beautiful and fragile, as love is…………..

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Martine))) that veil is so fragile I tried to stitch some into the palm inflorescence and it just disappeared, Wendy works such good magic with great skill

  5. Dotti says:

    so very inspiring Mo

  6. Barry Smith says:

    Hi MC – ‘‘tis quite the gathering of thoughtful pieces. B

  7. Tina says:

    As beautiful and special each pennant is, it is the words that inspired each piece that makes my heart sing. I can’t even imagine what you must feel each time you walk in and see them gathered. Wowza!

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Tina))) I love listening in on the quiet conversations the pennants and talismans are having as each one arrives and settles in, they fill our house with good magic and so much love!

  8. Nancy says:

    I love this story and the stitch that tells it! So much goodness here 🙂

  9. deemallon says:

    The fragility of this pennant is such a strength. I love Wendy’s recognition of that. And the way she managed to introduce the element of TIME into her piece. Lovely!

  10. ravenandsparrow says:

    Wendy’s pennant is such a perfect metaphor for impermanence. It is ephemeral but powerful and looks wonderful with the other pieces. The fragile things that arise and fall away show the shapeshifting quality of time, anchored by the undying presence of love.

  11. Liz A says:

    The warm light illuminating the folds of netting, as ephemeral as spume at the edge of the sea …

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Liz))) your words helped me find these from a beautiful story about a woman who finds her fairy wings 40 years later ” … Silly? I’ll tell you what is silly. Never having fun, always being proper, never wasting one penny on anything frivolous, closing oneself off to possibilities, folding wishes and dreams and putting them in the drawers and closets in mothballs. I have found that wishes and dreams do not keep. All too often when we go to retrieve them, they have disintegrated. Sometimes we cannot even remember what they look like. ”
      Celia Bredenbeck October 31st 2002

      • Liz A says:

        Oh thank you … I read further in her blog, including a piece about 9/11. Good writing and I wished there could be more …

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  13. Hazel says:

    Dreamlike & otherworldly with its exquisite beauty of sweet memories & a sadness for what’s been lost.

  14. Mo Crow says:

    (((Hazel))) Wendy’s pennant truly holds the fragility and power of love

  15. Mo Crow says:

    Here’s a beautiful spiritwise comment from Marti in New Mexico who has been offline for a few weeks;
    “Wendy could not have chosen a better fabric for her pennant and how special that she did so. The gossamer fragile bridal veil, with its disintegrating bits, so in tune to how love ebbs and flows, giving off pieces of itself but whose core so necessarily remains to glue our world together, tells a deeply moving story.”

  16. Wendy says:

    Mo, I so appreciate every comment . . . to have what you’re trying to say through stitch is both humbling and affirming.

  17. Fiona says:

    Finally I return…this is so ethereal and light – the dream is lifting and drifting and moving… how wonderful.

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