Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Bees & Synchronicity

I have been thinking about bees for some time as I have had an idea sitting in the back of my head that I want to put into/onto cloth. And, I have started drawing bees and thinking about how I can morph the drawing into a child bee (or  a bee child).

 Last Tuesday I went to Lateral Stitchers.   As a design and jump off exercise a member  put up the idea 'round and round'.  This was brainstormed and lots of words were put forward to reflect round and round. The idea is to create small fibre work which reflects this theme.

This is where the synchronicity bits fits in.  As I have been thinking on 'round and round' and I thought about bees dancing directions to a pollen/nectar find.

Mr Google helped me find this lovely video with some amazing close up photography of bees by Bill Moyers, an American journalist and public commentator:  click here for a look.  Bill is also a social commentator and has a few salient points to make about what people have done to the world, the effect on bees and the follow on effect it has on us.

Not quite a self portrait

Not quite a self portrait
small 8' quiltlet with embroidered hair

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