Thursday, January 29, 2009

Here ya are Kimmie......

My friend Kimmie on Art in Red Wagons ( see her links to the originator of this idea) inspired me to celebrate some Disintegration. I have some troubles lately that I have been "chained" up with, and unable to lay down. I found this piece of chain and hung it in the old wisteria vine on our deck-a place of peace and friendship-where all our neighbors and friends stop by in the summer for a beer or an ice pop and a rest in the shade on an Adirondack chair that DH built. Into the links of the chain I placed old photos of relatives and bits of their belongings. These things need to return to the Mother and become new again. This is not a finished piece of work, I was unable to find some bits I was looking for, then stopped panicking- this is an ongoing piece of work. I can add anything I want as I go along. The chain is kind of like Marley's chain in "A Christmas Carol"-it is of my own forging. I have to carry it-but it doesn't need to be weighed down by things I add. I need to allow my chain time to clear off. I have included some nice crinkly red paper that the birds already covet. Thanks for the idea Kim.

10 comments:

Kimmie said...

This is beautiful beyond words .... and oh so full of hope and renewal! It will be a lovely sight to behold as it evolves with the seasons and as you add things at will and as the birds scavenge at will. A sweet collaboration with forces beyond your control :)

This idea is really Seth's at The Altered Page

Seth said...
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Seth said...

This is quite impressive looking! I am so glad you saw Kimmie's post. I would love to add you to the list of participants on my blog. Please feel free to click over and send me an email if you would like to "officially join." Best, Seth

Seth said...

Glad you are an official participant now! I have linked to this post on the sidebar of my blog.

Corrine said...

very cool chain, can't wait to see what it will look like in May

Phyllis said...

Knowing you, and a little about what you've been going through, this brought tears to my eyes. It's so thoughtful, beautiful, uplifting. Let it go indeed, what a wonderful idea. Bless you.

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~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Such a powerful and well thought offering!

deb said...

I hope the Mother grants your peace,

rachel whetzel said...

I'm so touched by all the symbolism in all the pieces I've visited so far!! Happy to be collaborating with you!!