Posts Tagged ‘Grace Forrest Maestas’

“Fluttering and Stars on the altar. The peace of this….such love medicine”
beautiful photo & words from Grace Forrest Maestas of Windthread

Dotti’s LITA is holding her piece of starry palm inflorescence and the section of blue branch
and a formal studio shot, she is dreaming of traveling to Germany soon !

namaste
The ripples of love as the pennants and talismans make their way home are keeping The Dream alive
here’s links to
ripples post 1
ripples post  2

a pennant from Grace Forrest Maestas of Windthread just flew in
with a note
love has wings
Grace listens to the spirit of the cloth
meeting old friends round the corner of the gathering
you can see more of Grace’s deeply spiritwise magic over on Windthread
and about her process making this pennant here, here, here & here
thank you (((Grace)))
namaste

this morning I finished embroidering Grace of Windthread’s beautiful one line poem for the Full Moon
“We are burning Karma and it smells like incense…”
tonight I will stitch grape vine tendrils to the ends of the steel twigs
vintage silk ribbon stitched with indigo and pomegranate dyed silk from Glennis Dolce
inktense coloured pencil with red silk
this morning I edged it with ochre stained hand plied plant fibre string from a Yam Totem Arnhem Land 1976
to honour our beautiful muse Ariel P Cat 1999-2017PS grape vine tendrils inserted into the ends of the steel twigs, wrapped in eelskin, stitched with black linen thread & black glass beads
photo taken with a flash at dawn as the weather is overcast today

memory-keeper-for-Grace-Mo15a memory keeper for Grace and Chinche
banksia seed, boar bristles, Italian glove leather, linen thread, vintage ostrich feathers, glass beads and the last bit of the rose petal printed paper
memory-keeper-for-Grace-detail-front-Mo16front detail (scale app 3:1)
memory-keeper-for-Grace-back-detail-Mo16back detail (scale app 3:1)
banksia-seeds-and-boar-bristles-Mo16these banksia integrifolia seeds stitched to boar bristles were the starting point for this little bag but proved too fragile, the boar bristles are wonderfully strong and springy to work with ! (scale app 3:1)

blues-at-the-x-roadsA Talisman for The Blues laid on the X-Roads cloth by Grace Forrest-Maestas of Windthread along with some porcupine quills and a stone from the Ganges that my sculptor friend Bronwyn Berman brought back from her month in India, above a black snail shell, some B&W shell fragments, a tendril, to the left is a magpie feather, some native grasses, gum nuts, above a scrap of pale blue silk & grape vine tendrils, to the right a section of a lomandra flower spike, poppy seed pods  and an emu feather
for-the-blues-Mo15Talisman for The Blues by Mo 15
peacock feathers, lampworked glass bead by Kathy Dorfer, indigo dyed silk cord from Dee Mallon with tiny blue budgerigar feathers stitched in, triangular die from Dungeons & Dragons, one of Ariel P. Cat‘s collection of quail wishbones, grapevine tendril wrapped in silk steel, lapis lazuli, vintage glass & clay beads from Africa, blue beads from New Orleans via India Flint & Roz Hawker in the Bower Bird Blues workshop, this piece of blue is for Tarla Elward of Tamborine Mountain Indigo who hosted the workshop with such grace.

Sostice-xroadsit’s the middle of the longest night of the year scrying at the xroads cloth made by Grace of Windthread
a new Crow Eye Talisman
crow eye talisman Mo 14crow eye glass bead from Kathy Dorfer, feather, passionfruit vine tendril wrapped in silk-steel thread, Golden Titanium White fluid acrylic paint, clay & glass beads from Africa

xroads-cloth-by-Grace-Forrest-MaestrasScrying at the X-Roads Cloth by Grace Forrest Maestras of Windthread
a spiral in the West from one of our gardens
a crow feather in the East that just arrived in the mail from Margaret Johnson
a large citrus butterfly that died in one of our gardens back in autumn in the South
Ariel P Cat claw sheath,  quartz crystal, shell fragment, more cat claw sheaths, skeletonized hydrangea petal & a grapevine tendril in the North

looking at how these pieces fit together on the cloth helps me centre and see what’s happening in our world.
The next crow drawing is for X-Roads Hotel
“I’ve been here before”
qrcode for Xroads Hotel