Thursday, April 12, 2007

Creative Expression

Instead of talking to my feeble sewing machine, i thought it would be fun to have an online dialogue . I promise to keep the "bleeps" to myself and to my sewing machine. After all, she is used to it!

I am a novice at my craft, having only been creating primitive folk art for two years. I guess after leaving my big girl life behind in search of peace and quiet here in the country, I've become inspired. I had the gift of being a caregiver for my grandfather for three years. He taught me a lot about the important things in life. He had the cutest smile...

I used to write all of the time. Many times, as I would drive down the road, I'd suddenly have to pull a gum wrapper out from the console, or between the seats, to scribble down my own version of short hand for a poem I would write when I reached home.

Now I feel as though my thoughts and feelings have started coming out in more tangible forms. I once read an article about doll making being good for the soul and coming from the heart. I do believe that is true.

So from time to time, I will post a project on route to its destination of completion. Maybe you will learn something from me as I have learned from so many using similar methods. If not, I hope you enjoy my creative meanderings nonetheless.