As promised here's my latest creation which dragged me through some pretty painful times recovering from that fall on the ice.
It came to me that if there's some tiny bit of creativity nesting inside us at all, it has the capacity to sustain us through some bleak, sad or depressing times. Gives us a pair of wings to help us limp over a challenge.
I am conducting one of those dream classes at the moment where I am talking writing, critiquing and distributing assignments to a class of 12. A series of 10 two hour workshops. Many have never written before, some have. But it is the enthusiasm and delight I am confronted with every single week or via emails in between that truly hearten me.
And all of this reinforces yet again, the power of passion to transform even the most timid amongst us.
Ah sure, 'tis nothing.
And yet, it's everything.
What a beautiful piece ~ I don't knit anything complicated and appreciate the work that goes into a pattern. Thank you for the kind words over at my place. And you're right, it's everything.ReplyDelete
That is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Let us know when you are going to conduct an online class.
Thank you for that. It carried me through alright :)
I will SJG - I have a few that are interested. And thank you!ReplyDelete
Your life sounds busy right now. Busy is a great distraction that can lead to a healthy satisfaction. I like the latest knitting project.ReplyDelete
A good busy, GM, nothing like it to keep the mind occupied and away from loss and grief.ReplyDelete
You are so creative.And very giving,too, being willing to teach what you know.ReplyDelete
Nice. Good you have something like this to keep you occupied when you are felled! I have only books and the computer to take recourse to.ReplyDelete
Craftwork and creativity are great for tough times; they take the focus off the bad stuff and produce something beautiful.ReplyDelete
You said it Stan, no truer words.ReplyDelete
Oh so beautiful, and I truly agree that some real beauty comes out of healing times....many a quilt has issued from my hands and mind in times of pain and when I need to just be and heal.ReplyDelete
Love that you are teaching that class. How fortunate your students must feel!
Wow, that's lovely. I'm impressed by your talent.ReplyDelete