Monday, November 21, 2016

Long Ago Pathways

This small pathway hints of the long ago first settlers of our country.  With none of the tools and implements that we have today, they created places and ways to live.

Rocks, rubbed across other rocks were made into implements.  Beads were fashioned from bone and wood and small rocks.  Hunters hunted and farmers grew crops.

I have always had a deep abiding sadness for what the later settlers did to these first people.  This small pathway is a tribute to what came before and the skill and thought with which they made their way through their lives.

"Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask ourselves this crucial question: Does this path have a heart?  If it does, then the path is good.  If it doesn't, it is of no use." - Carlos Castaneda


  1. Pretty stitchery-this is fine art. I think this is a good path for you.

  2. The quote certainly speaks to the news of the day. Your piece is a good representation of that time in our history. A path carved through forests and farm lands created. It would have been a hard life.
    xx, Carol

  3. Beautiful work, Penny! And I love the quote--I'm going to try to keep in mind the question of whether or not a path has a heart.

  4. I agree with Carol about the quote. I have trouble keeping up with the news of the day. Sadness for what caretakers of the land endured lives here as well, Penny. Your piece is so meningful, and lovely. I hope you are enjoying punch-needling again.

  5. It's a lovely, thoughtful piece.

  6. Wow, Carlos Castaneda, there is a name from the past. Love this piece and the sentiment behind it.

  7. This is fantastic. Love, love love it. Clever you.

  8. Fabulous - I love the balance and movement in this. A pathway to explore.



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