common thread

a struggle to find the words to write ... so paper birds are created ... simple pieces of cast aside paper ... sometimes a bit of paint or music ... always soft curves with a stitch to hold a wing cut from scraps of cloth .... often little wrens hanging from a painted twig to fly in the daily breeze and dance beneath the stars

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it is in the moments of scissor and paper
I feel happy . light . hopeful yet quiet . weary . wistful
knowing that you may feel that way as well
that is our common thread

27 comments:

Cinner said...

This is beautiful Elk, how do you make two spools of thread look so beautiful. take care, I hope you are having a wonderful summer.

Joan Elizabeth said...

There is nothing like familiar spaces to quieten and calm. Your birds are a familiar space.

Becky Shander said...

What a wonderful post...so full of truth, honesty and beauty. I also LOVE to use cast-offs (and birds too) in my creations - I'm very happy to know that we share this passion.

deb said...

weary , wistful.
hopeful, light.

that's a strong common thread I think. I spend so much time watching birds, not studying for information, just enjoying. they are make me know myself in ways I can't explain. perhaps that is what you are trying to capture with your art. offering.

beautiful

Mrs. E said...

I love the picture of the spools! Wish I had a picture of my grandmother's old sewing machine spool drawer. This makes me long to see her at her sewing machine again!

Tracy said...

Oh, I can very much related to those feeling too, Elk. When I'm creating light, bright, happiness, peace and joy course through me--hands, mind & heart to work. These photos today are enchanting. I feels such love when I see your birds. :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

S. Etole said...

you do this so beautifully ...

sherri said...

Sounds like the emotions of a mother. Life is fleeting.

mrs mediocrity said...

I think you found some incredible, wonderful words to write....beautiful.

Gayle said...

This post is so perfect, so beautiful!

Amy said...

I love those black and white birds especially. And yes, I feel that way too.

Oliag said...

You make it look and sound so simple..but that spark of creativity is complex...Love this elk...

Kim Klassen said...

completely and truly beautiful... wonderful.

it's been forever... hope you are well.

you were the second winner of my texture pack give away... can i send you the link to download them? :)

xxo, kim

patty said...

abolutely, and so beautifully put. always! :)
love your birds~

emily wierenga said...

friend, we write so similarly today. my heart soars with your beautiful bird....

becky at abbeystyle said...

The vibes of this post are so peaceful...as if needle and thread can lead you to the center of the earth.

Ellie said...

I do feel the way you do; My voice is lost these days. I'm using my mind's eye; my camera to speak. I'm allowing my pics to say, what I can't. The words will come back, just we need to find a different release.
xXx

Kamana said...

i love all the textures here.

notsosmallthings.com said...

I love that you create these. I love that you use them. I love that you share them with us.

Jewels said...

yes, i was wondering the same thng - how you make 2 spools of thread look so beautiful!

Chrissie said...

you conjour up such sweet birdies Elk

SE'LAH... said...

the birdie mobile is so sweet.

yeah for the pet parade coming 7/30!

rachel awes said...

i always love your birds
your tools from your heartchest
your beauty. light. wings. xo

elizabeth said...

happy and light, yes. hopefully and quiet, yes also.

sending love - for you and your beautiful creations.

maccandace said...

Even when you're struggling to write, you write beautiful thoughts and words and accompany them beautifully with their photos.

Toni said...

I love your little birds, ELK. So beautiful, so simple, simply beautiful.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

This post is so lovely, simple, and so creative! Love the birds!