Thursday, January 10, 2008
a little less about me
My painting friend gave me this print as a belated Christmas gift. I admired it one evening when I was over visiting him and his wife and checking up on the status of the new (and wonderful) studio he is building behind his house. The print is very small and I'm keeping it close by until I find a good spot for it. I'm not sure who the artist is--it's just signed "Julia". It's such a pleasant reminder of all the blessings I have in my life. How time is so fleeting--first they are babies and before you know it, they are teaching YOU new things they've learned at school. I'm beginning to feel like one of the outdated textbooks I studied. You know, the history ones that ended with the Vietnam War.
I haven't been making many things these days. I am trying to not pump out things like a machine. Having my crafting be *purposeful*. Thanks, Claire, for that inspiration (and for putting my blog on your list--she has some great blogs to check out). This little break has allowed me appreciate what other people are doing, making and talking about. Melissa's rocks, Amy's papercuts, Tamie's book... I'm really enjoying their excitement and successes. This does not mean I won't be crafting soon--I have sofa cushions to make and vintage pillowcases to transform. The house is looking more shabby than chic.