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, September 25, 2012

Listing goals

While noodling around online, I stumbled upon a blog that caught my eye. It also inspired me. I was first attracted by the bright colors, the style, then the text, then the content. Goals. Yep. Who amongst us doesn't have a mental list of things to do. . . . and how easy is it to get side tracked and never get anything done? Well we know that I excel in that. . Will a list help me and keep me on track. Who knows, but it's worth a try right? Either way, I promise to do better. 

So Miss Aimee, you have inspired me to list my goals, for the rest of the year, for everyone to see.... 

In honor of 'List it Tuesday', here it is:

~ finish at least a few UFOs (unfinished quilts to you uninitiated). 
I have plenty

~ get a workable workspace carved out of the piles of 'treasures' waiting to find their way into some wonderful new creations

~ do a few shows selling my work... let's see what people really think.. or am I just delusional

~ get rid of things that are taking up valuable space that I will truly never use

~ continue listening to my inner voice, even when it says something very unpleasant or uncomfortable

Thank you Aimee!

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