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, September 20, 2013

Summertime Scavenger Hunt 2013 - Benches, chairs & more...

Here's a variety of list items that I found interesting: 

Benches #10
I love the bits and pieces that someone put together for this bench!

Rows of hand painted benches. Who doesn't love that!

A bench in a nice soothing spot by the lake.
This one is just cool!

Open Air Markets #1
Just before the crowds descended.

Outdoor Cafe, Pub #18

Performing Arts Theater #2

Tomorrow is the last day of the challenge. 
Be sure to come back and see the rest of my photos!


  1. I have come here from Rinda's blog, today 21st September, but can only see a few of your pictures. What I have seen are great, but I would love to see more. Have a good day, kind regards, John W #17.

    1. Thank you John. I hope you have a chance to see the rest...

  2. Hi, I really like the colourful row of painted benches it caught my eye straight away. Thank you for visiting my blog. Andy

  3. some interesting scavenger snaps, I have really loved seeing all the bench photos people have taken

    1. It's been a fun hunt! Thanks for visiting..

  4. Great collection of benches. I think it's the item I took the most shots of. Love the rainbow painted bench.

    1. Thank you, glad you like the benches!! Interlochen Center for the Arts has wonderful painted benches all over the campus. They are just a joy to see.

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  6. The benches are just wonderful. Visiting from the scavenger Hunt.