I know in my own life I am busy being a full time Optical Manager. Everyday of the week, someone else dictates my time and my schedule. Rarely do I get to sit at my loom or knit on my lace shawl, or even read a good book. By the time I return home and do my other responsibilities, I am so tired the thought of being creative is thrown out the window. Does this sound familiar?
No television, cell phones, no computers (well you could for 40 cents a minute!) just me and my hubby. We had a balcony in our room and I was able to enjoy the mighty ocean and all of God's nature. Me and my knitting needles while my husband chose to sleep late in the mornings. It was so invigorating. I had chosen to learn knitting socks on two circular needles. That was a different learning experience for me since I have always knitted on double point needles. How quickly it came with no distractions...hmmm.
We were able to tour the islands, go snorkeling, visit Atlantis aquarium and see the most beautiful fish and swim in beautiful waters. By divine providence we met a couple when we went snorkeling from the cruise ship, it was just the four of us on this sailboat. We hit it off the entire cruise! She was a fiber artist and I the weaver, obviously we had plenty to share with each other!!! What a blessing it was to meet them. God gives us little gifts all the time in our daily lives. I even took an excursion Yoga on the Beach! The beaches were heavenly and I was inspired by the colors of everything. So much so that I can't wait to incorporate the colors of the tropics into my knitting and weaving. I can visualize now a handwoven scarf full of teal blues and greens!!!