Sunshine and Shadow

July 29: eight months of work on "MOB", as I've come to know this piece (with affection).  Early this morning I photographed it in the Outdoor Studio:

Looking at the photos it occurred to me that all lives -- whether or not consumed with chronic, terminal illness -- are touched by sunshine and shadow. 
Laughter and tears.  
Joy and sorrow. 
 Pleasure and pain.

This is a comforting thought.

June 29, 2014

Sunday marked seven months of stitching.  This past month its been easier to stitch every day, rather than miss one or two and have to catch up.  

Upper  Right Arm
June 29, 2014

The work is steady, soothing, lovely to do in the cool of the morning or evening outdoors.  

Right Hand
June 29, 2014

Sometimes the purpose gets lost in the rhythm,
as if making the marks is part of the rhythm of everyday living.