Forgive my absence, dear readers. I have been filling myself to the brim with so many wonderful things – The Artist’s Way, Walking in This World, the second free Strathmore Visual Journaling Workshop and simply working in my own art journals. I am also participating in the 31 Days of Creativity Challenge, art JOURNALING daily and art journal every day (see buttons in my sidebar).
I am “meeting” so many women who are helping me to grow into myself and I am not letting much of anything stand in my way. A lot of what I am doing is personal – I know, sounds odd coming from me, but it’s true.
And then there’s this grandbaby, our first. He’s due to make his appearance soon. I’ve been going to these last few prenatal visits with my daughter, trying to help her navigate her own path through this new space. I got her a “Baby’s First Year” calendar, but that’s all I’ve done. Until today. While I was in Michael’s (I know, don’t rub it in), I found a pamphlet by Bernat on Project Linus. This is a charitable project, making blankets for homeless and traumatized children. I have been interested in doing some crocheting for them, so I picked the pamphlet up.
It has pictures and patterns in it. And I suddenly KNEW what I’d do – make the Sock Monkey hat in the photo and find or make a Sock Monkey toy. This is part of how I’ll put my stamp on this boy.
All of which is just seething within me, spurting out in my journals and eating up my time. Plus my sweet feline, Little Bit, is still sick. I got her more medicine on Wednesday. If this doesn’t remedy the problem, she’ll have to go back to the vet. All of which sends shivers of fear up and down me, since my pet nightmare is that I keep taking her in, spending money, and she never gets better, in fact has to be put down (God forbid). THAT would break my heart.