Showing posts from December, 2019

Work in Progress

Merry Christmas!  This is the latest piece I’m working on.  It’s coming from a place of colorful flow. Moving forward bit by bit adding a new color or a new stitch.  No plan seeing what develops.  I feel that way about my life too at the moment.  Moving forward in a direction I’m unsure of.  I am looking for answers that are too vague at the moment to pinpoint a solution so I’m being a hand embroidery artist which is what I’d really like to be anyway. At the moment I am waiting to go to Brian’s so more time to embroider.  I knitted a Christmas gift which although was made in love did not float my boat enough to go back to designing knitwear.  It turned out lovely and had a slight pattern to ward off the boredom but by the time it was finished I knew that isn’t my path anymore.  I had a little time picked up my hoop and a couple of strands of beautiful thread colors and my heart was singing.  Embroidery has given me peace the last few months but the hearts really haven’t made my hea

The Space Between

The Space Between is where you’ll find me if I get to go.  What does that actually mean?  To me it means the somewhat more focused spot in the center of the swirling chaos of threads and life.  I’ve been meditating a lot lately and I can find complete and utter peace somewhere in the middle of my meditation and then I open my eyes.  This piece was very meditative.  It was made during a very chaotic time of worry about where I fit in the world. I’m still not exactly sure but I’m moving in the right direction. I had a very traumatic childhood and meditation has brought a lot of the trauma hidden under the surface up to the top.  So many things I didn’t really remember that have given me a lifetime of shame and self esteem problems.  An underlying sadness stuck between the beautiful optimistic smile other people see.  What that has done has reminded me that for most of my life I’ve been waiting for the other shoe to drop afraid of my shadows.  There is nothing hidden anymore I have