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Tiny*Stitches*Miri

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I am going to explore the concepts of 'blind spots', the fear of them, the courage to confront them and the friends who love us enough to journey with us as we expose them and change. To do this I have made a garment from gifted fabric but not sewn the last few seams together. As the 100 days unfold I will add some stitches every day and as they draw to an end I will complete the jacket. A collection of tiny stitches each day and maybe a sentence to go with them... a meditation on courage, surrender and rich relationships. A declaration that I will be more than I am right now. Phil 1v6


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Perception and Purpose


One of the difficulties of this project for me is in the recording. Taking a photo at night when the stitching is done and the lighting is terrible. Take a photo the next day and there's a high chance that the photo won't get taken. Then the colours and the texture don't translate.... much like todays lines there are the direct ones and the meandering lines. Sometimes the way we get from one place to another isn't perceived as efficient. We value the people who cut straight to the great results and we see the inner work as 'naval gazing' or wasted time. In the long run though do we want results or resilience? It seems to me that racing through issues or running them over on the way to the 'result' might not end up with a character that knows how to respond to the storm, to flow and to feel the feels...