I spent all morning packing things here in our condo, so I'm taking a break for myself for a while. As I noted in my last post, I had finished the machine work for my Threads of Resistance entry. I am happy to say that I got it all finished over the weekend and yesterday I submitted it to the jury. It's always a nerve-wracking thing to put your work out there for judging. It's like applying to college. There are so many factors that influence whether your piece is accepted--it isn't just how well done the piece is. So I'll keep my fingers crossed, but I won't hold my breath.
Here's my entry:
I titled it Word Power. I keep struggling with the axiom "Actions Speak Louder than Words" these days. I see so many instances of words thrown out there causing chaos and often real harm. I worry that words are being used too carelessly without consideration of their very real impact; that words do not deserve the same consideration as actions. But my heart cries out that saying something is an action in and of itself.
Those thoughts were on my mind when I stitched in the following (after taking the photograph).
Words are important and my aspiration is for my words to bring people together, not tear them apart.