unexpectations front s

all is dis
order, from concept
to whim—in
side random
patterns I hide the stitches,
untamed by surprise

unexpectations back s

For the dVerse theme of order, hosted by Laura, and Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday, where the words are idea and fancy.  I used shadorma, a form I often turn to when I’m not feeling focused.

unexpectations close up s

The art is a work in progress, which illustrates well the way I operate in general.  I liked the scraps of handmade paper I had accumulated, and spent a long time arranging and rearranging them.  I wanted to do some stitching, because I find it soothing, so I just started making running stitch circles.  I have no idea where or when it will finally end.  But when I’m feeling anxious, it’s a good place to go.

27 thoughts on “unexpectations

    1. My grandmother always said the back of your stitching should be as beautiful as the front…the back sometimes turns out to be the best surprise. So far, I’m undecided. The front needs a lot more stitching in my opinion. So we’ll see.

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  1. The stitches in random patterns untamed by surprise sounds like the world right now. Somehow your poem seems both bleak and comforting to me right now. I imagine that stitching could be comforting, too.

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  2. Kerfe, I love how you stitched “random” circles which could represent the power of the female as a symbol for a goddess, and/or the sun. Circles represent infinity, being complete, and being whole. In these difficult times, we’re all searching for that completeness. You captured this concept so well. I love your art. ❤

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