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!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Weekly Quilt Journal Project: week 8

Wow! I had not realized that a month has gone by since my last blog post and worse yet, since sewing. As had became the norm for me in 2011, sometimes life gets in the way. Then again, sometimes it's someone else's life. 

So I'm going to start the new year off right and finish a little quilt on day one.

This week 8 quilt is a stylized portrait of a young friend of mine. She a beautiful girl inside and out and like a daughter to me. The background fabric was created just for this piece.

Here's to a fantastic 2012! May this new year be happy, healthy and wildly creative for us all.

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