An Artist's Quest

Listening to the Landscape

Another of my aerial quilts which doesn't show the fog or the steam or the starlings I talk about but does show the vast beautiful landscape. Drawn on the ipad - printed on fabric and freemotion stitched. Russian River valley -Summer vines

Another of my aerial quilts which doesn’t show the fog or the steam or the starlings I talk about but does show the vast beautiful landscape. Drawn on the ipad – printed on fabric and freemotion stitched. Russian River valley -Summer vines

I didn’t sleep very well last night so I almost talked myself out of my morning hike but I rallied after some oatmeal and a big mug of coffee to take a loop through the woods and out into a hilly clearing that provides vista’s to the east, west and south. The morning fog lay over the river and steam was rising from the dry grass hill as the suns rays warmed the frosted grey-brown grass. I sat on a near by bench facing the Northeast to watch and listen and breathe. The first sound I took note of was the distant road noise and marveled at the low hum. Then I watched the fog lifting its lacy fingers releasing the Russian river from its nights embrace, in the distance a murmur of starlings swooped across the valley and out of my line of sight. Then before I could see them I heard them behind and above, a rush of sound as blood and bone and feather worked to move wing and beating heart on and away out of sight again. The sun won the day- fog drifted, steam lifted and I rose by blood and bone and long limb to walk into my day. Strengthened by the reminder that I am part of the great net of life, one strand in the vast universe, one with the fog and the sun and starling.

Detail of stitch.

Detail of stitch.

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2 responses

  1. Anne R. Blanton

    Beautiful Lisa! What a land this is, remarkable in its gifts. Thank you for opening your “store” for me, and giving me the thread. You have always been generous in sharing your art passion with others, a wonderful quality! I finished the manuscript pages today-Now we shall see what unfolds… Have a lovely time at yoga tomorrow, and in Cazadero. This week has fed me on many levels. May peace reign in you. With love, anne

    November 13, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    • Wonderful to be with you. Congratulations on your accomplishment with you book! until next time – be well – Lisa

      November 14, 2015 at 8:39 am

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