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!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Ding Ding Ding.. I won!

My husband told me that I got a package in the mail today.... 
but I didn't order anything...
I'm confused.

I opened it with great trepidation. 
I won some goodies on a blog.
What a nice surprise!

My bundle of goodies:
.... a magazine, a molding mat,
a package with paper and lace bits and
very nice handwritten note.

How cool!

I have come across some really terrific blogs over the last year or so, and Andria's Drawing Near is definitely one of them.
Maybe it's our shared love of junk shops and mixed media. 
I don't know, but I think you'll definitely want to check it out.

Thank you Andria for selecting me in your most recent give-away.

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