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, December 31, 2014

A New Year... thank goodnes.

I realized that I have not blogged in over a year.
I've barely done anything creative in at least 2 years.
2014 certainly sucked..... well, so did 2013 & 2012 for that matter.

Circumstances have changed things in so many ways.

I am optimistic that as the clock strikes midnight tonight, that a chain of positivity will be set in motion and all will be different tomorrow.

But whether is does or doesn't:
  • I am thankful and grateful for the many people that stuck by me in hard times, offered me support, kind words and kept me propped up.
  • I am thankful and grateful for what I've been able to overcome. 
  • I am thankful and grateful that I was able to stay solid for those more in need than I.
  • I am thankful and grateful for what I have today. I don't need any more.
Happy New Year and may all of your hopes, dreams and wishes come true...