1.a gap or missing part, as in a manuscript, series, or logical argument; hiatus.
2.Anatomy. one of the numerous minute cavities in the substance of bone, supposed to contain nucleate cells.
3.Botany. an air space in the cellular tissue of plants.
I go searching, when I stitch these cocoons. Inside and out, with my eyes and my fingers, feeling where the next stitch or bead should lay. Finding balance in the spaces. Peering into the openings, finding the walls, the windows, the slivers of light that will catch on a bead, and catch your attention.
This cocoon came together quicker than I expected. It's openings much smaller than I'm used to working with. I pressed walls opposite to openings up, so I could stitch through, creating small pieces of art within the sculpture. It holds an enormous amount of space, this cocoon. It's heavy with hidden beads and pearls, spilling out to mingle with french knots and stitches.
The blues melt into purples and back again. It speaks of the waters of the world, peace in holding space, always space, these sweet cocoons.
Let it sway in the breeze of your path from the desk to the kitchen, from your bed to the door, the open windows filtering light and air.
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Sometimes, we go dark. Sometimes we've beaten or ignored too long, too hard, to see the light anymore. Pushed back into the shadows, retreating to the night.
Yet, something still glimmers, your shield, your sword cobwebbed and dusty. Pick them up, feel the familiar weight of your own self-defense, tap back into your strength. Light the candle, roll your shoulders and square up to the darkness. Take it back.
This is to remind you that there is always a next step to take, even when your back is to the wall.