I finished Mercury in Retrograde.
Please disregard the little bit of thread scrap on the heart that appears white….
It was just a piece I missed picking off of the cloth.
I am pleased with the way this piece turned out….
the hand was stitched in the style of mehndi, the traditional art form of hand painting in India.
Traditional hand painting is done using henna, which is a small shrub found in Iran, India, Pakistan, Egypt and North Africa.
You may remember the tree with roots in the stars …called spiritroots.
The piece was extra long and I had not worked on it in a while and sometimes
unless I write notes about a piece I simply forget my “train of thought”.
So, I sat for a while in quiet and resumed the path I had begun.
I decided to step outside the box and use my sewing machine on piecing the background fabrics.
The plaid was very subdued and I liked the subtle green in it, which gave an “earthy” quality to this piece.
I also added a bit of brown flannel and used a variegated thread to stitch around the goddess.
First I chose to add the symbols for the maiden, mother and crone.
The maiden-crescent moon-can represent the young girl growing stronger with each passing day.
The Mother-the full moon-a woman
The crone-waning moon-a woman who is beyond her womanly cycle.
I am in no way trying to impart the full body of information regarding these symbols. Only to mention what
they partially mean to me.
the stars at the top represent the five senses also the elements earth, fire , water and air.
There is much more but, you get the idea.
The tree is like us; the roots reach into space beyond time which holds all
memories of everything we are and ever have been.
The goddess for me represents the feminine energy and the sticks represent the earth from which we are made.
OK….that’s all for now….more later <3