Plaza Blanca


Jon and I were sitting at the base of the white rocks at Plaza Blanca (or The White Place) in New Mexico, meditating.  I kept my eyes open, I wanted to be able to see the limestone towers in front of me.

That’s when I pictured them made from doilies.

It was the first thing I did in my studio when I came home.  I started with the blue sky.

There will be the three limestone pillars when I’m done. I have to finish stitching down the second pillar and  I started to lay out the one on the left, the one closest the front.

The piece of fabric behind the blue daytime sky is the night sky.  Always there, even if we can’t see it.

I got that fabric from Diana Bryer, one of the artists we met in New Mexico.  She paints these very richly colored mystical paintings about the people, animals and nature and the spirit of New Mexico.

We bought some of her work (I got a card of her Three Sister’s Garden) then she told me she had tons of her mother’s fabric she wanted to get rid of.  She couldn’t find most of it, but came up with a bag and I picked out some pieces I liked and bought them from her.

That night sky is one of them.

I’m not sure what I’ll put beneath the stone pillars yet, but I have not doubt it will come to me.

Diana Bryer’s “Three Sister’s Garden”

You can see more of Diana’s work here.


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