Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The blessings of friends

Okay, I need to do a second blog to comment on all the responses to this last one.

First, I want to thank each and every one of you who have responded to my sadness at parting with the artistic part of myself.  This has had a very healing effect on me and was very comforting.

Since it is just "stuff" and can be repurchased at a later date I have settled on a compromise.  I will examine each "thing" I was hanging on to and asking myself if this is really a doll I want to explore in the future.  If yes, I will box up the prop and materials needed for that special creation.  If not, I will let it go.  That should get it down to a manageable level.  Also, I believe I will keep the option of storing items for a one year period and take a look at it after being on the road and see if it has the same gut reaction to me.

If it does, then I will take one of the boxes and begin to play with it and see what direction the doll takes.  If not, I may decide to part with it after all and cancel the storage.  This buys me time and permits me to continue with a limited number of projects in the future.

Time has an amazing healing quality and I may find that writing and taking photos is so much fun I never want to sew again.  I doubt that will happen, but so much has changed so fast in my life lately I'm not ruling anything out.

Believe me when I tell you that I can already picture some of the things I've boxed up for future use that I can't wait to get my hands on and rip out of the storage.  Things that only got half done for a couple of reasons.  Either my short little attention span didn't allow it, or it lost heart in the middle of the project.  I do not want to use my precious energy to finish something that has no meaning to me anymore.

I treasure each and every response I get from my readers - it is a collective insight that would not be possible without the social media that is available today.  Your voices and stories are important to me and I love that we are able to share each others journey in this method.

Now...I feel much better and I believe I will go shave a cat (just for, seriously, she is badly matted and has been overdue for this) and go to bed.  You just haven't lived until you've shaved down a cat.

Long Live the Queen of Many Blessings



  1. Hi Cheryl, as fellow creative, I have found my creativity goes in spurts, I can not go near my sewing machine for months and then all of a sudden I am sewing again and completing projects. Good idea to save some of this with a good dose of intuition. Enjoy your cat, mine is due to be washed, warm regards, Linda Dean

  2. There is a well deserved award awaiting you on my blog. Enjoy, hugs, Edna B.