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!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Summertime Scavenger Hunt - 2013: Clouds

People tell me that they never see anything in clouds. 

Well, there must be something wrong with me.
I see something in just about every cloud.

When you get to the end, feel free to tell me if I'm crazy or not...

flying bird
angel or crusader holding cross in right hand
man yelling or blowing wind
(head & shoulders, facing right)
shark going after little fish
long haired, beared man with smoke billowing out of pipe
(man facing left)
dragon, shark, boar traveling together
strong man

(mouth open, facing upward)
shark jumping in air
(wings on left side of angel)
puppy sitting on cloud
(2 dark eyes in center, mouth & chin at bottom)
curved hand reaching up

I can't tell you how many cool clouds I had to pass up.
Either traffic was moving too fast,
or the trucks blocked my view,
or too tall trees were in the way..
ugh.. so aggravating.

And no.. I don't take pix while driving. That's not safe.
I was the passenger.

So were you able to see what I saw??
Some of them have secondary images which I did not identify.
Cloud recognition is fascinating,
isn't it...


  1. I love, love, love this post! What a wonderful group. I think my favorite is the puppy sitting on the cloud, although I may have called it a polar bear cub. I also really like the first bird and that skull is downright creepy!

    1. Thanks Rinda.. and polar bear cub works too!

  2. I really like both of your shark cloud photographs. Wonderful collection.

  3. that is quite a fine array of cloud pix!

    that scavenger item really took some work I thought ... you did great!

    1. Thanks! It was exciting each time I found one...

  4. That big shark about to eat the small fish is my favourite. What a great collection!

  5. I love the shark and the puppy on a cloud - great fun.
    Margaret (glitterandglue)

  6. wow- those are great clouds. I really like puppy sitting on a cloud!

    1. Thank you! The puppy seems to be one of the faves :)

  7. I wouldn't call you crazy at all, just very imaginative! My favourite is the shark going after the little fish.