Just as with Angela's RSC 2016 (Rainbow Scrap Challenge), I had to do some catch-up. Here is my sorta/coulda/maybe/I dunno for sure, Week 1 fabric pull:
|Photo taken June 11, 8:59 EST|
Update a couple hours after posting: To say something, or not...I at first opted to say nothing hoping the title and my silence would speak volumes. However, something my brother said to me this morning after he saw this post made me think maybe I should say something..... I sewed on Sunday, with a heavy heart, profound despair to be exact, thinking how poignant my rainbow stitching was...thinking about my family members, my friends, my colleagues, my darling hairdresser who is the first hairdresser in 50 years who knows how to cut my naturally curly hair, thinking about the sadness and horrors and judgement and maltreatment they have witnessed and possibly been subjected to over the course of their lives. Just before adding this paragraph, I looked at the time stamp on the photo of my fabric pull above. June 11, 8:59 EST. That is what made me write this update. I was happily pulling rainbow fabrics, and a few hours later many LGBT human beings had been murdered for being themselves, in a safe place where they thought they could be themselves. I am not jumping on a bandwagon of 'standing with LGBT people, no. I was already there. Have been for decades. MacGyver and I talked before I wrote this. He said when you write publicly, you're damned if you say something, you're damned if you don't. Well I'll be damned for saying something then: until we practice ahimsa, (do no harm), until we practice what Mohammed the Prophet, Jesus, the Buddha, all said, Love one another, without exception, we cannot get past intolerance, racism, prejudice.
Here is Week 2 step, making the four 'points of the compass' if you will, on the Colour Wheel:
|Outside in natural light on the Boxwood hedge|
Everyone seems to enjoy the spinning effect of putting our four blocks together, and I did this before seeing the others! I find that interesting too: we innately want to create movement.
My other catch-up item was doing the January row of blues (think frosty blues to deep midnight blue skies with sparkling moonlight-kissed snow) with a touch of purple. As with the other rows I've done in this second RSC project, I use the "touch of" colour that Angela gives as the inner frame around the rectangle.
Linking up with MQ Ireland.