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, September 23, 2012

Why I recycle and love fabric ..

I love fabric, yes I do. In fact, I am addicted to it.
Why? Here are just 5 reasons ~
* because it has color and texture that excites me *

* because I can change it from its original form *

* it brings back wonderful memories from the past *

* it connects me to people of like mind and those that I care about *

* fabric allows me to add other items, recycled items, stuff saved from someones trash, that enhances the end product... making it that much more satisfying *

Can you list 5 things that you love about your favorite medium?


  1. these are fantastic...i have been feeling such a draw to fabric lately even though i have no idea what to do it with it!

  2. Hopefully by coming back to this blog often, I can inspire you to start playing. Fabric is wonderful <]:)