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, January 20, 2013

Flea Market Friday - painted book page

I could very easily become a hermit and never, ever leave the house. I do go for extended periods without the need to feel the sun or cold on my face. It's so wrong, I know. But that's me.

Thank goodness for the internet. Everything is so accessible and comes right to the front door.... Yep, gotta love it. So since it's so easy, I bought a few stencils recently.

I've been trying to get my act together, (still dealing with deaths), get healthier and trying to get the house and my 'creative' areas fixed up. So after a long couple of days, I decided to take a break and check out a new stencil. The image was painted on a book page that was left from a recycle project, then mixed with a few bits of images already on the computer and here's what I ended up with.... so far....

The stencil is the purple and green image in the center.

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