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, October 9, 2012

List it Tuesday !

Well, I'm just a big, fat liar. I said I wouldn't bore anyone any more with my lists... but here I am again. I have spend days now in the emergency room and hospital with a beloved family member. My aunt's passing was a momentary side step in between. So here I am again ... at the hospital, sitting, waiting, talking, hand holding, laughing and being the mouthpiece and protector for someone who can't really do it themself and sitting and waiting some more.

So the contents of my list for 'List it Tuesday' today have changed a bit from what it would have been originally.... here it goes:

I am a sucker for:

- Compassionate, empathetic and competent medical staff

- Fabric, fabric, fabric and more fabric...(no surprise there, eh)

- Odd color combinations

- Texture... fabric, rust, metal, twisted paper, rice paper, yarns, threads, shredded stuff, texture in pattern too ....

- Flea markets and other peoples junk! (smile)

Get well loved one...



To join the list making club, go to: http://artsyville.blogspot.com/2012_10_01_archive.html

19 comments:

  1. Good healing thoughts to you and your family member. Care taking is very hard, under appreciated work. And yet you came through with a list! Flea markets are my fave too! Take care.

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  2. it is never fun to go to the doctor but when you do have to, it is so much better to come in contact with quality medical staff! great list items.

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  3. Thank you Lynn! Even thru the challenges here at the hospital, we are getting in some good giggles. Laughing is good for the mind, body & soul. And wouldn't you know it, I was going to take him 'junkin' this week. .

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  4. Laurie, you are so right! I had a Dr in here earlier with a bad attitude... I just had to tell him. Rudeness is never tolerated.. especially when caring for the elderly.

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  5. We agree on the medicAl staff! Among other things!

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  6. Your loved one is very lucky to have you there. Very soon, I hope you have some time to enjoy some of the things on your list.

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  7. Thanks Jessica! I hope to start making things soon too. If only I made things that could be created without a big mess... maybe that will work it's way into a list someday soon. LOL.

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  8. I just lost my father this summer after an awful two month stay in the hospital, so I completely understand the "empathetic, compassionate, competent medical staff"...it's easy to be a sucker for it because of how difficult it can be to find at times. Best wishes to your family member who's there now and my condolences about your aunt. I'm so sorry you're dealing with so much at once.

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  9. So sorry for you loss Nicole. It's not easy losing any one, let alone a parent. Just get lost in your art work and remember happy times with your dad.. it helps ease the pain.

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  10. I am sorry for the loss of your aunt and the ER visit. Here's healing thoughts to your family member.

    And I love your list. Texture! And flea markets!

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  11. You can bore me with your lists any time, because as you know, they don't bore me at all! I wish this one didn't have to be shaped by such a tough time, but it is a great list, and I'm so happy you still decided to play in spite of the difficulties you're going through. Wishing you and your family all the best. xo

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  12. Aimee.. as you know from reading any portion of my blog.. I believe that the Universe puts things and people in our paths when we most need them.. not always knowing that we do.

    Without either of us knowing it, you became my angel. You gave me a tool to deal with and put life in perspective before I even knew I needed it.. I will keep making lists with you as long as you let me... thank you...

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  13. Thank you Em.. I think we have turned a positive corner today at the hospital :)

    You know a girl can never go wrong with texture and flea markets :) Glad you agree!

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  14. aren't flea markets fab? ...and that picture is a hoot!

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  15. It's sad to say, but I am most comfortable amidst the junque of a flea market, garage or rummage sale! Glad I'm not alone...

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  16. Mary, I just think I'm a bit of an odd ball... so my list says it all! And I try to challenge myself to 5 things per list... just for fun :)
    Thanks for checking it out and commenting.

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  17. So sorry for the recent loss of multiple loved ones, and the health challenges other loved ones are now facing.

    thanks for sharing your list. I am also a sucker for fabric with a decades-old stash. have sworn off buying any more FOR NOW> but it's so pretty! a constant struggle.

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  18. Thank you Annie for your thoughts...as for the fabric.. I share your struggle...want to start a support group with me??!! lol...

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