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, March 31, 2013

Help me win art supplies - deadline today

Is it at all possible that I have not posted for almost a month! 
Wow.. I had no idea.. 
well, it is allergy time and I seem to lose time in the spring and fall.. 
I don't have much to say at the moment
except that I have
entered my threadwork piece in an online contest.

This piece was done with free motion stitching back and forth
with a variety of colors to give the piece some dimension and vibrancy.

I have used the sewing machine needle and thread
as an artist would use paint and a brush. 

If you like what you see, give it 5 stars and then confirm your votes with the email that follows. It must be done before midnight tonight, March 31. 
If I win, I get to go pick out some cool art supplies from Michaels! 

Thank you for looking and hopefully voting!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

List it Tuesday - places to visit

Today is List it Tuesday about places we'd like to visit and what we'd do once we got there....

OMG... there are so many places I would like to's the short list:

India for the food, culture, people, sites, textiles
Asia for the food, culture, people, sites, textiles
Mexico for the food, culture, people, sites, textiles
South America... yes the whole continent for the food, culture, people, sites, textiles & music/dance
Puerto Rico for dancing and music... who cares about the rest!
Israel for the food, culture, people, sites, history, flea markets, family
Eastern Europe for the culture, people, sites, to find family and history
All of the USA just cause ..

I imagine that you see a pattern here..Well, what did you expect.. I love using my camera as much as my sewing machine and ..... I'm a fabriholick!

Don't forget to check out Artsyville .. a wonderful land to visit.
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