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!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Fine and Performing Arts High School

I have not been productive at all lately. .  at least creating my own work. I've been using my creative time to help a local fine and performing arts high school get a booth at an artist's market set up to exhibit and sell student work. So that also means corralling kids to get their art work to the market for sale. Tiz the season after all! For art fairs and artist markets that is. . . .

After 3 weeks of being in the booth on Saturdays and Sundays only, we finally had our first sale! The artist is a senior, graduating in just a few months. His work is phenomenal! His style is very graffiti-like. He uses recycled materials to paint on to create his fabulous one-of-a-kind works. So far he has 15 large pieces available for sale along with some smaller works.


  1. Such dedication you have, it's inspiring. And good for him, getting a sale.

  2. Thank you! The kids are so talented, I just really wanted to give them the outlet to see the other side of creating. . . selling.

  3. I miss you! I need something to look at!