Minding Prometheus, Relief prints, assorted paper and thread, 80 x 80 cm by Julie Mcintyre

Minding Prometheus, Relief prints, assorted paper and thread, 80 x 80 cm

While I puzzled through the designs deciding what was necessary, moving or superfluous and recognizing secondary designs by what bears repeating, I saw the parallel to raising a child. How could I spread out a world of warmth and beauty, yet prepare her for the wolves she is bound to meet?  What delicate lines do I sew  to give her the courage and independence to go to grandmother’s house alone - without straying from the path?