Welcome to My Gentle Threads! It is a New Year and a time for New Creative Beginnings! This year I am entering my seventh year on my blog and I thank you for being here! I'm excited to share my creative walk with you in my sacred space. Life is all about the journey we walk each and every day. I love sharing my artistic moments, thoughts and adventures with you here! I wish you peace and light in your life!
Tapestry weaving, creating my art or journal writing, finding time to be
with friends or just taking care of home, hubby and puppy.
Life is extremely full these days.
I certainly am leaving the TV off as much as possible,
and try not to get distracted by social media.
Listening to good music is a must!
Honestly, that is a very hard question for me,
and I have thought about it a lot lately!
Time is a precious thing, and I don't
want to waste a minute of it.
When I look at statements I have made to describe myself
on my Instagram, Facebook or Twitter
it usually says ... "Finding moments to be creative,
each and every day!"
I truly believe that I do that!
I entitled this blog post "Weaving Is ..."
because outside of family love and commitment,
Weaving is the one thing that calls to me,
over and over again.
Sometimes it is the one thing I want to spend time on
the most, yet I get to spend the least amount of time on!!!!
(does that make sense?)
So I ask my own self, Why is that?
My "Weaving as Meditation" piece
As I was creating this woven piece just for
the sheer joy of weaving,
I spent time thinking about my life directions.
With each row I wove in affirmations,
it was such a beautiful experience!
With every fiber that was woven in,
I reminded myself what was important to me.
Now that sweet little weaving
hangs in my studio, among the happy lights,
attached to a most magical twig I brought home from Squam last year! (I knew I would do something special with that twig one day!)
My own weaving journey has been long,
but with no direction.
(I have shared my story in the past)
It wasn't until I sold my Leclerc floor loom
and found this treasure of a Tapestry Loom,
that I truly found my Weaving Self.
I had come full circle 34 years later,
after being introduced to Tapestry for the first time.
I also thought that little tiny key that locked it,
kept my thoughts a secret
and no one else would ever read it!
That was pretty true for me,
I don't have any memories of my brother or sister,
or even my parents reading my personal thoughts
and teasing me! I was lucky!
Writing to me each day is like
food for the soul.
Anything might be on my mind, and I
feel the need to write about it!
I want to remember the small
thought nuggets that pass through my mind,
I don't want to forget their importance!
I am especially pleased with my Midori Traveler
YES it does seem to be all the craze on Instagram lately,
I love mine, truly
and with each passing day,
it grows and grows with
words, sketches, thoughts, dreams, poems
and so much more. HERE is a link if you are interested in one!
I carry it everywhere I go,
and whenever there is a free moment,
it is usually open ... being written into.
Putting collage and words together
Turning 60 entry!
Words are important,
thoughts are life ...
How I love to go back through my written posts
and see where I was in the past,
see how I was feeling on a particular day,
I wonder do you keep a journal of any kind?
Is writing important to you?
Do you have a daily writing practice? I would love to hear how having a writing practice impacts your own life. I guess that is why I continue with my blog, it is more for me than anyone else! I started my Blog March of 2010, WOW over seven years of sharing my life's journey. There are times spaces of time pass by and I feel I need a break from writing, or that I have nothing to share, but here I am today going strong! I encourage you to begin a journal, write your heart thoughts down onto the page. Your mind and heart definitely have something to say, take the time to listen ... you will hear! This is the last week of summer, it all flew by so quickly. I must admit, I love Fall ... it is my favorite time of the year. Time to get into a routine, create some woven tapestry and write a few poems! Love always donna Lee