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  • I bind myself today to the Holy Powers: Their hands to guide me, Their wisdom to teach me, Their ears to hear me, Their words to give me speech, my heart always to love Them. —Galina Krasskova
  • "Not to hurt our humble brethren in fur, feather or fin, is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission: to be of service to them whenever they require it.” ~Francis of Assisi
  • Tikkun Olam (roughly translated, I understand, as Heal the World)
    “It is not incumbent upon you to complete the work, but neither are you at liberty to desist from it.” –Rabbi Tarfon.
  • "And the Bastard grant us, in our direst need, the smallest gifts: the nail of the horseshoe, the pin of the axle, the feather at the pivot point, the pebble at the mountain's peak, the kiss in despair, the one right word. In darkness, understanding." -- Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • "There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious-makes you so sick at heart-that you can't take part. You can't even passively take part. And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!" - Mario Savio
  • "They tell us that we live in a great free republic; that our institutions are democratic; that we are a free and self-governing people. That is too much, even for a joke. ... Wars throughout history have been waged for conquest and plunder... And that is war in a nutshell. The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles." —Eugene Victor Debs
  • i do it for the joy it brings / because i am a joyful girl / because the world owes me nothing / and we owe each other the world / i do it because it's the least i can do / i do it because i learned it from you / i do it just because i want to / because I want to —"Joyful Girl", Ani DiFranco
  • "Nothing living should ever be treated with contempt. Whatever it is that lives, a man, a tree, or a bird, should be touched gently, because the time is short. Civilization is another word for respect for life." - Elizabeth Goudge, author of The Joy of the Snow

Sigrdrifa's Prayer

  • Hail to the Day / Hail to Day’s Sons / Hail to the Night and her Daughters / With loving eyes look upon us here / And bring victory to those who have gathered / Hail to the gods / Hail to the goddesses / Hail to the mighty, fecund Earth / Eloquence and native wit bestow on us / And healing hands while we live

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Art Dolls

  • Flower Goddess
    My imaginary friends.

Artist Trading Cards

  • Goddess front
    A sampling of my ATCs. Some available for trade, as noted.

Beadwork

  • Where two rivers join waits Death, crowned with roses
    Mostly pins, with some other oddments.

Journal Quilts

  • Bubba's Quilt
    8.5" x 11", approximately, quilts to explore various ideas.

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Tuesday, 30 January 2007

Comments

Kai

PISH POSH! This is lovely! You don't give yourself enough credit, my friend! Love your theme, the colors - definitely representative of earth - and your stitching looks great! (And I'm so glad to learn that your old friend was revived! Three cheers for John, the sewing machine doctor!)

Jo-Anne

Your maiden effort?! It's wonderful. I love the spring theme, especially since winter has finally arrived in southern Ontario. Can't wait to see what February brings!!

Antje

Well, wether it's a perfectly quiltet piece or not, I cannot tell, but you sure have an eye for composition. It is a beautiful piece.

Dianne

Let me tell you this art quilt is fabulous, very appropriatly named.. it looks like the seeds are floating all around.. Art quilting these days is a whole new ball game, there are no rules. So all the corners don't have to meet perfectly ect..
You have done a brilliant attempt for you first one.. Well done Anita, don't ever doubt your creative abilities.. Oh glad to hear you machine is fine ( very funny, I thought only I did these things LOL )

Sarah

I love the way this piece turned out, design, color, everything! Fantastic job!

shashi

Wow this is beautiful. Love the colours they look so vibrant

Ruthie

I just looked them all over and decided yours is my favorite of all posted!

Angie Platten

Ah, I finally found who made one of my favorite January quilt entries! I LOVE your piece! The design and colors are wonderful. I love the movement you have created and the shapes really draw me in. If this is just your first, gosh, I can't imagine what you'll be doing by the end of the year! GREAT job!

jeannette

oh, so pretty, thanks for posting.
i thought you might like this, with thanks.

The Seed Shop
by Muriel Stuart

Here in a quiet and dusty room they lie,
Faded as crumbled stone or shifting sand,
Forlorn as ashes, shrivelled, scentless, dry —
Meadows and gardens running through my hand.
Dead that shall quicken at the call of Spring,
Sleepers to stir beneath June’s magic kiss,
Though birds pass over, unremembering,
And no bee seek here roses that were his.

In this brown husk a dale of hawthorn dreams,
A cedar in this narrow cell is thrust
That will drink deeply of a century’s streams,
These lilies shall make summer on my dust.

Here in their safe and simple house of death,
Sealed in their shells a million roses leap;
Here I can blow a garden with my breath,
And in my hand a forest lies asleep.

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