To mark the new year, I decided to call a "time out" for those things on my "to do" list - both personal and creative- that I could let go of for a while, and focus on finding balance which seemed to get away from me. Balance brings peace, and peace brings creativity and joy back in to my world. So, "balance" will be my mantra for 2015!
As many of us are "ambi-craftitious", I recently added a new "passion" to my craft life- beadweaving jewelry! It is as close to meditative as meditation! LOL! A few months ago, I stopped in to a local bead shop and I was just mesmerized! And, they offered classes- one of which I took as a birthday present to myself, and that was it! I managed to carve out some time here and there to make some earrings and bracelet! (pics coming soon)...So now I have added another passion to my list which includes crochet, quilting, and my beloved papercrafts. Can you have too many?
I also wanted to redesign my blog header to a simpler style; one that symbolizes the balance that so eludes me- the calming and ever present "lotus" has always been an image that speaks to me, always reminding me to breathe and, when life knocks me down one way or another, the lotus makes me aware that out of the darkest experiences, beauty and peace can emerge. Thank you Karen Valentine (Valentine Designs) for creating this for me.
Know that my wish for all is that you, too, find the same balance in your life - a time apart from the "to do's" to play and learn and create whatever moves you! I also wish you all peace and good health and the love of family and friends.
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Here's to another year of inspiration!
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