Moving from Dark to Light
Last November, my world experienced a paradigm shift. I felt quite bummed about the state of the world, and as a result, gained a few (too many) pounds and obsessively gathered books and other reading materials, (new and classic, right and left, pro and con, fact vs fiction)... I wanted to fill my newly discovered bubble with educated thoughts rather than reactionary reflexes... I felt my life to be random, arbitrary, up for grabs... I looked for someone, something, that could offer me some steady ground, a few calm words that would indicate that we would all be ok in the end... but I realized that I wouldn't find it outside of myself... Everywhere I looked, people were un-tethered, so to speak... and, I knew that the non-stop parade of holiday sweet and savories, among other things, would do more harm than good.
So, while the world became more unknown to me, I began creating things. Nothing in particular, just whatever materials I had on hand that happened to catch my eye, then I would just start and make it into something. It was a comforting feeling, that even if I was feeling out-of-sorts, to be able to focus and tune out the noise made me feel a little better. It gave me hope... and if not hope, then just the ability to appreciate my life and my contribution to the moment... To accept the things I can not change.
It's been almost half a year for me to right myself back up again... to get back into a forward momentum... but I think I'm ready now. Overall, I'm a bit heavier, in weight and in mood. But, that's ok, too...
So, what have I been up to the last six months?
|This hat, inspired by The Garter Stitch Witch|
|These Half Pint Fingerless Gloves|
|Emily Dormier's Quick Ombre Hat|
|These Lazy Adaptations of DawnKnit's Convertible Gloves|
|This Advent Calender Inspired by Kate|
|These Patchwork Knee Patches|
|And, these, too... Inspired by this.|
|These Little Lavender Filled, Sock Drawer Chicks|
|They always come in pairs!|
|A New Bunny for Lily|
|A Few More to Make It a Party!|
|Inspired by this Little Bunny...|
|And, these big, little bunnies, too.|
Well, what do you know! I have found two people who help me to find my footing... and who show me how to live in the moment while...
|Strolling through Bolzano|
|Catching a Matinee|
|Being a Fairy at the Zoo|
|Giving Sage Advice to Tadpoles|
|and Posing like Royalty!|
You guys, (and your Dada,) are the best!
I'm one lucky girl to be in this pack of monkeys!