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!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

List it Tuesday - my choice!

This weeks List it Tuesday is all about whatever we want to list, rather than being given the prompts. I typed up a really nice post about what List it Tuesday has meant to me.... and with the blink of a computer hiccup, it was gone. I've found myself suddenly in computer hell for just over a week now and temped to list how I really feel about technology at the moment, but I am resisting and sticking with the original plan. I added an additional challenge, using one word to tell you -

How I feel about List it Tuesday:

happy -
I'm happy to have found Aimee and her list
It makes me happy to be part of it

thankful -
I'm thankful to have a place to visit and a group to be part of

introspective -
I've had to look inward to complete some of the lists

comradery -
I like the fact that friendships are forming as we meet online each week

awestruck -
I am in awe of the really cool talented peeps that list each week

supportive -
I love the fact that we are all vested in each others lives and can be so there and supportive to total strangers

suspenseful -
I love the suspense of seeing what gets posted each week plus the accompanying artwork and photographs

anticipation -
I can't wait to see the comments that other listers leave for me

growth - 
I am growing stronger and confident as an artist and
learning to open up more about my lfe

grateful -
I'm grateful to have found a soft place to land each week

Thank you to Aimee and all the gals at List it Tuesday!
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  1. Great list, "soft place to land" love it!

  2. Hi Textile Recycler, What a thoughtful list to honor List it Tuesdays. Well done.

    I too adore the connection,the anticipation, and the opportunity.

    We're so lucky to have Aimee at Artsyville!

    You're so creative, Textile Recylcer!

    1. Thanks Cheryl. I have told Aimee a number of times how grateful I am to her and list's been a wonderful experience.

  3. Love your list and the sentiments behind it! (And sorry about your computer woes.)

    1. Thanks Deborah. I think it all technology at the moment.

  4. A love list! Camaraderie for sure as I always enjoy getting to cyber-travel to other places as well as see how incredibly talented others are. Your faces project pieces are so creative! Thanks for stopping by my neck of the woods too. ;-)

    1. My pleasure Scibbler...this is all so amazing, isn't it...

  5. What a nice list! I really enjoy visiting everyone on Tuesdays too. :)

  6. Terrific post and I like this list! Glad to meet you!