The creative and spiritual journey of a (textile) recycler. . .

I have thought about starting a blog for a long time now. I just couldn’t seem to get started. I thought. . what would I say, what would I do and really . . . . . who would care.

Last year I had the great fortune to witness a ‘happening’. As a spouse at a reunion (I know, groan) I was both an observer and participant. This reunion was attended by some of the most creative and talented people on the face of the planet. Really, no exaggeration! But many were holding onto life long insecurities. They didn’t think they were talented enough and embarrassed to perform in front of each other for fear of . . who knows . . . finger pointing, whispers, laughter, ridicule of some sort for sure. Once it was revealed that many shared the same feelings, the healing began. And I was the lucky one. I got to witness it all and benefit as well.

So, the message is that we all think we are not good enough compared to someone else, but we are. Don’t let your fears and insecurities stop you. We can’t measure our own success by someone else’s talents.

This revelation and the kindness / support of strangers has propelled my creative journey to a place I had given up ever getting to. Tho I thought my creative juices were dried up forever, they have merely been reawakened. Many thanks to all involved in my process, including in-part . . Victoria B, Mrs. W., Charles Mc., Claudia H, Mary B, Cindy G, Sandy B, Traci B., Kat C, and my IAA family. So, thank you. I dedicate this blog to all of you!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Chance meeting

I always marvel at how people and things are placed in our path when we need it. . . whether we know it or not. The key is being able to recognize what is happening and being able to process the message.

My creativity has been sidetracked lately. . by life. It happens. I've learned not to push it or force anything, but I feel that the longer it takes me to get back to creating, the harder it is to be creative. Through a chance meeting and subsequent conversation with a like-minded stranger today I think that my spark has been renewed. Funny how that happens. . . and even funnier. . . I think it worked the same for us both. . .

1 comment:

  1. A chance view of a painting in the background of a decorating magazine has sparked an idea for me. And it was at just the right time.