Sunday, January 8, 2012

yes, I know...

that the full moon is on the 9th, but it looked full to me so I went with it yesterday. There's some interesting info about the full moon names here.

I played with the image of the moon and the double exposure turned out looking, to me, like the entrance to a tunnel. Do you see the tunnel?


It turned out to be an optical illusion. The tunnel has 2 entry points. One is at the top and one on the side depending on how you manipulate your eyes.
Can you see them both?  Maybe this will help...

same image...2 entry points
This double exposure moon seems perfect for the night sky above the cave section of my magic cloth.


I have spent the whole day sorting and organizing a lifetime collection of threads. I can't ever find the color I'm looking for and I wind up buying something I already have. It was a mess.

just a quarter of it here in a mess

part of it being organized
It's all organized now (didn't take a picture) and just needs labeling. Now to be disciplined to put things back in its place. I feel like I accomplished a lot and I shouldn't have to buy any thread for the rest of my life.

26 comments:

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

i've done that a thousand,!, times...bought something because i couldn't find it! ha. you organization looks wonderful. like the little boxes. your sketch book is looking good too. i can see this down the road done with some of this organized thread and cloth.

Jeannie said...

We are on the same wave length. I pulled out all my threads this morning with the goal of organizing it. Of course, company arrived. I think they sense when the house is in total disarray. :) I love looking at all the colors. It is like opening a new box of crayons. Wishing you a fun time with the threads.

joe said...

i wish i could be that organized with my threads... i try...but to no avail, so have decided that i simply enjoy having a thread nest like jude's and that's that for me!

the moon exercise is intriguing. i like the movement into a tunnel and so forth... what fun!

Notjustnat said...

Happy full moon Deanna and thanks for the link to the moon name. Today is my DGD's birthday Jan. 9th the full moon day. Love how organized your threads are. I need to work on mine too - Love Nat

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

I love your tunnel moon, how you are integrating it in an ongoing piece--just brilliant--and would I had so much thread to organize--but I don't really need it yet since my stitching is minimal, and when I do, I will know what colors and will enjoy a trip to the store. Meanwhile, perhaps others will enjoy the moon calendar I think I already sent you via email (maybe)--http://moonphases.info/full_moon_calendar_dates.html#Full_Moon_dates_2011

deemallon said...

congrats... so Old Moon makes you want to organize your threads? Maybe you can make it an annual tradition? Anyway,kudos on the tidying!

karen said...

I definitely see your tunnel and I admire you for sorting out your threads......if only I could muster the motivation to do the same....

Deb G said...

I feel that way about fabric. If I'm willing to stitch it all together I have enough for at least another 20 years of stitching! Your moon tunnel is a wonderful thing...to travel thorough it would be a magical thing.

ger said...

Can´t say that I´m able to manipulate my eyes in the proper fashion, but I can see light at the end of the tunnel...;)

Dianne said...

Love the moon pic and your thoughts on how you might develop the image further. Love the Rumi quote as well. It's amazing how contemporary his work seems.

Always a pleasure to take a peek at your blog and at the work in various groups in which we've sometimes traveled parallel.

Nancy said...

Deanna- Love the moon tunnels. I've always been fascinated by optical illusions. Maybe I should do that with my threads, as I seem to have several Bright Yellows (not a color I use much, so why do I have so much?). However, I really like digging through it, while my mind meanders on what I need. It seems to be a part of my creative process.
Thanks so much for the moon info. I haven't read those names for years! Thanks to Michelle too for all the upcoming dates.

Nanette said...

I like your magical moon tunnel optical illusion Deanna, great that you can incorporate it into a project. ...a thread nest! I have one of those.

woman with wings said...

That is wonderful, the double exposure does look tunnel-like and it makes all kinds of images come to mind!!

I love this technique for organizing, it must feel so good. You are truly an inspiration, Deanna.

liniecat said...

Clever tunnel visual manipulation, fascinating isnt it how there are two ways of seeing it.
I like your idea to incorporate the tunnel too into your cloth.

Valerianna said...

Nice to have you over at RavenWood! I love the full moon photo, and I do/did see a tunnel from the start.
That IS quite the collection of threads, wow wee!

Suzanna said...

Your organizing is VERY inspiring!

Rachel said...

I've re-organised threads so many times. Each time differently!

kaiteM said...

i see your tunnel, and i can even see a lantern, a moon lantern. it's very satisfying spending time organising something like threads or yarns or fabrics, very creative too.

jude said...

nice tunnel vision

underatopazsky said...

That's fabulous! And well done for organising your threads. Mmm, I love the way the colours all look together.

deanna7trees said...

thanks to all of you for visiting and commenting.

helen said...

that's a great double moon tunnel...and I like your sketches. Looking forward to seeing this outside your cave.

Thanks for visiting deanna :~)))

Emmy said...

great idee have fun

handstories said...

i would love a tunnel to the moon.
(& organized thread, etc.)

deb said...

Interesting post about the moon. My threads are very tidy, I can't work with them unless they are. I do have some small thread nests too. Must take a photo one day. It's fun to see how other people work.

arlee said...

yumzah! *where* did you get that fabulous box of boxes on the right for the threads???? that's what i need instead of baggies!

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