Irish poet Ciarán O’ Sullivan and I were given the grand invitation by artist Mark Balma to create poetry in response to his most recent painting, God is My Rudder. His featured work depicts a contemplative Mary Magdalene. As Mark was creating this fantastic work the “Me Too” movement was beginning to surface. Mary Magdalene’s life and burdens certainly relate to the crosses today’s women have also bared. We hope with our collaborative efforts to inspire, reflect, and give power to this important movement for women. Continue reading “A Collaboration in Art”
Sewing a knitted seam is similar to writing and editing; the amount of care given to the process, no matter how slow or tedious, is apparent in the finish product.
Stitching Words Each stitch formed as words, spaces, breaths absorb the energy of the artist whose soul bares expression. Back and forth the wool dances following the needle's lead with guidance from the Creator to join in perfect union, seams. Writing, stitching words together not unlike woolen creations for the pen also dances joining pages of guided works, until the last stitch, word is made and bound off.