Quiet Places...


I've been thinking about this a lot lately: 

We who live in quiet places have the opportunity to become acquainted with ourselves, to think our own thoughts and live our own lives in a way that is not possible for those keeping up with the crowd. - Laura Ingalls Wilder

I love the quiet intervals in my life. I love the spaces that allow me to stop and breathe and take in all the wonder that surrounds me.

Such richness there. Such a gift to give myself.

The time to refocus.

To reconsider.

To wander with the full intention of repairing my body, mind and spirit.

Enriching my studio practice as a result - which brings me such immense joy.

As time allows, I'm continuing to explore the simple idea of what happens when paper is folded:  

6.22.2016.  Paper Folding I - with Perforations

6.22.2016. Paper Folding I - with Perforations

I'm intrigued by the way the lines create quiet places within the work which is, in itself, a quiet place - with only the soft whisper of perforations to listen to.