Saturday, December 03, 2011

INCREDIBLE INDIA October Journal Block

Oh my goodness...I forgot to post my October Journal Block!

My husband's father had been ill for sometime and he passed away on 12th November which meant a trip for us to the U.S. We are now home, over jet lag, and settling back to a normal routine.  Such a loss makes the time we will spend with family and friends over the upcoming holidays, even more precious and treasured.
This October Journal Block is my last of four blocks which incorporated text.

Within India, many different religious views are embraced and practiced. I wanted to somehow incorporate some of these views into one block, particularly the views celebrated by many of the population.

Plus, my friend Tehruna sent me a wonderful email celebrating the 4 Spiritualities of India.

Within the four flower centers, are written the 4 Spiritualities of India: 1) Whomsoever you encounter is the right one. 2) What ever happened is the only thing that could have happened. 3) Each moment in which something begins is the right moment. 4) What is over is over.
The sashings between the flower blocks carry the wordings of the following religions:

Hindu - We worship the three eyed One (Lord Shiva) Who is fragrant and Who nourishes well all beings;
Parsi - We revere Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds done and to be done, Now and henceforth

Christian - Our father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done,

And the three center photographs of Arabic calligraphy, taken from the walls of the mosque in Ahmedabad, represent the Muslim faith.

All believe!

All of the fabrics used in the block were hand dyed using Procion Dyes. The photographs were printed on fabric using Bubble Jet Set and Bubble Jet Rinse. Text was written using several colors of permanent Pigma Graphic Pens. The block was hand quilted.

1 comment:

Notjustnat said...

Another great block Cynthia. The random stitches added charm! Sorry to hear about Mike's dad - Love Natima