Indigo Cloth 2 Dye 4: Day 10/30

Time Waits For No One! Self Healing With Abstract Silk Painting

Making color is great for healing the broken parts of yourself.  Today on Skaru:re land under the fall Carolina Blue Sky the color is purple.  Purple with teal, purple with more red than blue, and purple with purple.  Being outside in the cozy warm sun listening to the birds chirping and sharing the space with little flying critters helped me work up a sweat.  Abstract painting on silk is fluid and provides instant gratification.  Five silk scarves painted in values of red plus blue.

I often wonder where my love for color comes from.  I believe it to be from my Seminole reservation-born father because I’m also drawn to creating geometric patterns.  Wherever the blessing for creating color with my hands came from, I’m thankful I have it.  Some parts of my life are at rock bottom, but creating color gives me hope that whatever comes along I can survive it.  We all face adverse circumstances, and none of us can control what others think about us.  We can do our very best, and someone will still find fault or get hurt feelings.  Such is life!

As an indigenous woman, I feel myself withdrawing from interacting with people.  I see the wisdom of being in the world but not of the world.  American society is in chaos!  Half of Americans hate the other half that doesn’t look like them.  Even though the same God created all of us, many people don’t seem to care.  “It’s all about me (people who look like me), and what I want.”  It’s about shouting, making ugly faces, threats, and intimidation, it seems all over wearing masks. Covid is bringing out the worst feelings of anger, resentment, and vengeance in our society.  It’s sad to witness!

So, I focus on creating beauty.  Making color, binding up my sorrows, and dreaming about being in an indigo dye pot, or the colors of marigold flowers and madder root on cotton fabric.  My life is short and fragile, and the Creator has anointed me to walk out my dying mother’s prayers.  So with preserving steadfast faith and the unshakable hope of Abraham, I will succeed.

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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