Indigo Cloth 2 Dye 4: Day 07/30

“If you look inside my life, and see what I see!”

Mary J. Blige — My Life

Dye Shed Door Opens
Fall Back Time Change
No Heat & No Hot Water

The day of the fallback time change is always problematic for me.  Stretching it out longer doesn’t really help because now it syncs up with seasonal temperature changes.  Working outside and listening to the wind and singing birds helps me find my balance.  Indigo Fibershed is open once again.  I had shut that part of my creative self up so tight that it took the counter-balance of male energy to open the door.  Blessings to my one and only Crow Woman kohklum baby girl child and her loving partner, who organized all my dyestuffs.  In addition, it’s the lesson of not heating and no hot water.  But I feel the presence of Momma Mary who did indigo dyeing outside in Georgetown, SC with pump water, which had to be primed to get it flowing.  So, where there’s a will, there’s a way!

Living the Blues is my secret ingredient in creating indigo cloth 2 dye 4!  The Blues keep me real!  My authenticity is rooted deep in the sandy black soil of Skaru:re ancestors.  The 300th anniversary of the massacre down the road at Fort Neyuheru:ke woke up this land.  When I drove up to all those indigenous people filling up a wheat field, I knew life on this land would never be the same.  For me or for anyone else!  It’s like the gig was up!  The truth revealed!  The burned-up remains dug up from the dirt revealed the fake news story of what really happened. The colonizers are good at performing a bait and switch con jobs, but indigenous people of color are awake.  We see!  Forked tongue talking is desperate greedy fake news borne out of fear, frustration, and resentment.

For women, Mary J. shows us the way when she sings, “My Life!”  That’s my anthem!  The words I imitate and sing to my soul for healing: “If you look in my life and see what I see!”  I’m in desperate need of healing the chronic plaques trying to take hold in my flesh.  My plan for wellness as revealed to me by The Holy Spirit:

  • Keep my head covered in public.
  • Drink a pitcher of water q/24 hrs.
  • Honor Cree Round Dance.
  • Work outside >> listen to the wind & bird songs.
  • Walk! Walk! & Walk Some More.  Build up my strength by walking out my Blues.

Published by Carola Jones, Artist

Indigenous Artist, Writer, Designer | Internet Techie | Pow Wow Dancer | Lover of Dyeing Cloth Especially With Indigo, Madder & Marigold | 4th Generation Hand Embroidery & Sewing Enthusiastic | Working Traveler | NC Toisnot & Mattamuskeet Tuscarora & FL Seminole | Algonquin Gullah Mixed Blood

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