Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Peace and Circles

This is Peace!  My lovely friend Lisa commissioned this piece or Peace because she was worried about me.  I seem to make all the people who love me worry about me every once in a while.  She's worried and I'm a little worried because a job I love only needs me two days a week and after a month or two of really crappy hours I'm in full out panic mode.  Now I've been working(or to be honest not working) on the Peace for a couple of months while I've been having just a wee bit of a meltdown.

After weeks of crying and looking for another serving position(since I truly love being a server) I'm kind of at the end of my rope.  It's a wee bit demoralizing to beg for hours and be turned down for a new position both at the same time.  Lisa reminded me that I have another job, that of being an artist and to get going on her Peace so she can pay me.  She knew it wasn't really about the money but the peace I find in my embroidery needle, floss and colors not to mention the beloved French knots.  I had forgotten I was an artist somewhere swimming around in uncertainty world.

So midway between my mini vacation from the working world I have finally taken her advice and started stitching again.  I have about two hours left on the peace and then onto another commission for another friend.  I feel so much better about my plight or at least a little more relaxed about it anyway.  Not quite sure how I will pay my bills but it might at least make me relaxed enough that I can just enjoy the people I serve however many days I work.  I love to see empty dishes almost as much as I love French knots(I know go figure).

We all need a little peace so find something you love and do it!  I'm so thankful to Lisa and the rest of my friends and family for their support and love.  I'll be ok, have embroidery hoop will travel.  Keep stitching!