At last! The clouds have parted and the Arabesque has revealed itself. I’ve had reservations about this ever since I started. I knew that it was dangerous to use two busy fabrics like this but I wanted them both to be busy to represent the “busy”ness of the ego and the beauty and luminosity of the Divine Centre. I wrote a bit about the symbolism of this piece here if you haven’t read it before.
It’s still hard to see the Arabesque in some parts but I think it’s visible enough. Hopefully when I quilt it with a dark grey multi-hued thread it will become clearer yet still retain that slightly “hard to see” aspect because it is hard to see the Divine Qualities shining through the garishness that is the ego.