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!
the Pounds I am gonna lose, the Art I am gonna create, the Tapestry I want to weave,
the Poetry I have yet to write and so much more!
The new year is here and we are already into its 3rd month!
I look back in my journal to re-visit
my goals and dreams
I've slipped a bit ... haven't you?
I started out doing great then life happened!
Work, family, commitments, health,
raising a puppy and so much more.
I feel I am a bit hard on myself,
but I thought I would be doing better at this point in 2016.
Whenever I am overwhelmed,
a trip to the ocean is always my Restart Button!
This past Sunday afternoon was my time to restart!
Many of you know I live in Virginia Beach, VA
the ocean is about 25 minutes from my home,
and only 5 minutes from my work,
yet I still can't find the time to get there!
So this Sunday was a gift.
Taking in the beauty at 1st street
I just needed to sit still,
walk quietly and breathe in
the beauty, the sound of the waves,
and feel the brisk chill in the air.
I needed to STOP and I did.
Sometimes we don't recognize when we need those moments,
and we just keep pushing forward,
Sunday was a gift for me,
a much needed present to open.
I have a thing for writing words in the sand,
things that matter to me.
I photograph them and make cards.
Here was the message that came this time . . .
It seems to be right where I am in my creative life these days.
I am totally immersing myself into Tapestry weaving
loving every moment I can spend at the loom.
My message to myself that day
We all need to stop, recharge, restart.
Don't be so busy that you don't recognize those
moments in your life.
Trust me your spirit will let you know,
and your precious body will give you signs
when you need to begin again.
Refresh yourself, take moments to do something different,