"When you have peace and balance within, you are in charge of your thought processes..."
This 'place' for me comes most easily in my sewing room
and I have made a serious commitment to myself and my mind
to be in there for a solid amount of time at least two days
a week come December.
Nothing clears my mind and opens my creative door
like a fresh, organized work space.
I found these cool water color crayon things that I had bought
at a yard sale, who knows when.
The colors are like candy!
and here is some graphic inspiration for a design
in progress for my new business -
Some ribbon for linen pillows for the newly
fen shui-ed living room!
And the beginning of making this awesome little
pin cushion caddy thing that I have coveted since
watching Rhea at Alewives tote one around in August
at the Denyse Schmidt workshop.
Here's the coolest part - I was asked to be a vendor
with my textile work at the Blue Hill Fine Craft Fair
this summer. I am so excited for the opportunity
and am grateful for the inspiration to begin creating a new body of work
For me, this seals the deal on my sewing room time commitment.
For many years I believed that "mastering my mind"
or meditating, was just not in the cards for me.
But a few years ago I realized that it doesn't
have to be a huge special process.
It's just quieting your mind, finding that peaceful place,
whatever that looks or feels like -
Even doing the dishes!
and being in charge of your thoughts.
My thoughts.... which I am trying to
create with love and dignity.
Have a wonderful, mindful, weekend
and hopefully the beginning of a fun holiday season