I paint silk, throw pots and collage poetry books & cards in my enchanted adobe studio in Pilar, New Mexico.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Taken by Surprise into the Arms of the Sisterhood

A few days ago, I received this luminous mantle named Flamingo Sky, from my two sister friends Diana and Kay.  It has set my heart aloft, coming at a time of need.  Diana (www.dyedianadye.1000markets.com) dyed the silk, stripped and spliced it into long feathery tendrils and mailed it all to Kay (www.onslenderthreads.1000markets.com) who then designed and knit a most wondrous mantle, added long wingtip featherings of silk strips and chose numinous gemstones:  pink agate druzy and quartz.  The addition of the gemstones adds a curious design feature...they weight the garment, settle it into place.  My favorite way to wear it is with one jeweled wing at my back, and one over my heart.  When I move, the gemstones gently rock against my body, reminding me of their healing presence. 

1 comment:

Diana said...

Mara, that silk told me it was yours immediately! It was a joy and delight to work with Kay in making this gift from our hearts to yours. Peace.

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