Magic and wings

Nebraska

This is the beginning  of  all the journeys   .It was  Mid Winter in Nebraska , I am with the oldest friend and we have a plan to get to Papillion- wings  , a small town in the Heartland .

The land  feels white and empty , a place where we can undo everything we know ,lose process. 

 

 We are looking for magic and we want to make wings.  

 

we go lightly , I have silver ,gold fabric  and my pin and needles . She has her t shirts and her letters. We are going to listen to everything  and make everything in the moment 

No man's land - cold. Sasha  Guardian of the Creative space, Angel of story telling. white cape and white gloves

No man's land - cold. Sasha  Guardian of the Creative space, Angel of story telling. white cape and white gloves

Judith in Chicago,, she blesses our trip. Judy was a  former air hostess. Sasha makes her a t-shirt - 'it's hard being an air hostess when you clip her wings'. She makes us a nice dinner and sends us on our way.

Judith in Chicago,, she blesses our trip. Judy was a  former air hostess. Sasha makes her a t-shirt - 'it's hard being an air hostess when you clip her wings'. She makes us a nice dinner and sends us on our way.

We get out into the land and start making t shirts and capes .Sasha  making  'This Land won't judge me' T shirt 

We get out into the land and start making t shirts and capes .Sasha  making  'This Land won't judge me' T shirt 

Judith and her best friend 

Judith and her best friend 

"This Land won't Judge me'   

"This Land won't Judge me' 

 

She makes a T shirts on the road

She makes a T shirts on the road

The first person I made a dress for on this trip was this waitress at breakfast in Iowa. I had some gold fabric with me. We headed down to the basement to make dresses. Soon the other waitress, Phoenix, joins us. We all make dresses and we all make wings!

The first person I made a dress for on this trip was this waitress at breakfast in Iowa. I had some gold fabric with me. We headed down to the basement to make dresses. Soon the other waitress, Phoenix, joins us. We all make dresses and we all make wings!

Wings!

Wings!

Gold Wings for Phoenix

Gold Wings for Phoenix

Phoenix rises from the basement 

Phoenix rises from the basement 

collaborating

collaborating

The hotel room becomes a sketch book. I start to sew and cut the fabric into wings, capes, hoods and gloves. It all starts to feel quite magical, alive and breathing.  

The hotel room becomes a sketch book. I start to sew and cut the fabric into wings, capes, hoods and gloves. It all starts to feel quite magical, alive and breathing.

 

My Bed

My Bed

Sasha is  my MUSE 

Sasha is  my MUSE 

And more Wings...

And more Wings...

We are in Heartland Hotel on the Nebraska Highway and we are trying things out   

We are in Heartland Hotel on the Nebraska Highway and we are trying things out 

 

Broken Wing dress

Broken Wing dress

Ashley comes in the room

Ashley comes in the room

We like the idea of becoming White Witches 

We like the idea of becoming White Witches 

We hear amazing  singing from a room - it is Ashley from housekeeping. We talk for a while, She tells her story - Sash makes her a t-shirt 'a jailbird sings'. I make a dress with wings.

We hear amazing  singing from a room - it is Ashley from housekeeping. We talk for a while, She tells her story - Sash makes her a t-shirt 'a jailbird sings'. I make a dress with wings.

Ashley  comes out room.

Ashley  comes out room.

DECONSTRUCTION

DECONSTRUCTION

Ashley looks amazing with a pair of wings. We are quick because her boss is coming...

Ashley looks amazing with a pair of wings. We are quick because her boss is coming...

We decide to go to church. The silver feels right.

We decide to go to church. The silver feels right.

Sasha  saids 'You can't Fake this '

Sasha  saids 'You can't Fake this '

We head into a village called Papillion, following the lead of 'Wings'. We meet Rchard.

We head into a village called Papillion, following the lead of 'Wings'. We meet Rchard.

He shows us his life's work. He and his wife had rescued old broken dolls, painted and fixed them, New dress, new face. 

He shows us his life's work. He and his wife had rescued old broken dolls, painted and fixed them, New dress, new face. 

Sasha makes a 'Doll Doctor'  T shirt

Sasha makes a 'Doll Doctor'  T shirt

TV saids 'They are talking about accepting     folks as they are"

TV saids 'They are talking about accepting     folks as they are"

When we leave Richard and cross the road, we begin to have this feeling that this is going to become something bigger...

When we leave Richard and cross the road, we begin to have this feeling that this is going to become something bigger...

Richard and his Wolves.

Richard and his Wolves.

We are leaving this land . It has been a harsh land but the land we needed 

We are leaving this land . It has been a harsh land but the land we needed 

'This land won't judge me'  I Love Boxie t-shirt 

'This land won't judge me'  I Love Boxie t-shirt 

I come here for the poverty and the madness 

I come here for the poverty and the madness 

I come here  for the poverty and the madness

I come here  for the poverty and the madness