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!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

And the winner is . . .

. . not me. But that's ok. I came in third out of 25. I was shocked because everyone had vests with lots of little cut pieces stitched together in nice patterns and shapes. I on the other hand merely cut up a pair of black jeans.

You can see that I took the top of the jeans, made it the bottom of the vest.... a girl needs pockets after all. Then I used the leftover pieces for the front and back and a bit of a little piece to make another double pocket at the top. 

I double stitched all the seams just like jeans tho you can't tell from the photo. I'm fairly impressed with myself but still... it's just a pair of jeans. . .

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