Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Be Here Now?

I can't seem to start. I have many profound ideas simmering in my brain but I can't really bring myself to address them. Sorry. Instead, I turn to trivial things that would be fun to talk about, but I am not really up for that either. I could just not write, but this blog is supposed to challenge me to write. So, I am starting and will see what happens.

Yesterday was the first day of autumn. Last night we had the first freeze. It is getting chilly and I am having to think about what to put on my legs with my skirts. I got some leg warmers from Delirium Kredens on ETSY. They are really nice, soft wool. I also have a pair of cute, short, brown, suede boots that will keep my feet warm. I took a class last winter to make hand knit socks. I never got past the heel but now I am going to get help and finish them. I am going to do a whole post on socks and stockings but I have to do some research first.

I have been thinking a lot about place and whether or not we belong somewhere in particular. I wonder if each of us has an archetypal place suited to our unique psyches. The thought of living in the U.K. or Japan gets me energized. But maybe it is just the thought of something new and romantic. I was driving the other day and thought "what if it turns out that this is where I am meant to be?" It is actually a nice place and people come from all over the world to live here or visit. It is just that I love to travel and experience new life situations. Part of it is my desire to see what the future holds for me. Maybe I am thinking that if I can go just around that corner, I will see it. I know the challenge is to live in the moment; to create my own opportunities and happiness. I am grateful for what I have and I am conscious of the good in the present moment.

I am going to start a new feature on this blog - Textile Tuesdays. Every tuesday, I will post an article about textiles. It will cover a wide range of topics that are near and dear to my creative heart. This was one of my goals when I started this blog, so I am happy to be getting to it. Eventually I will address all of my blogging goals, get them into an organized format, and be more web saavy.

For now, I am proud of myself for keeping it moving. I am in Flagstaff, on the computer, in the morning before Japanese class, after my kids have gone off to school, with my cat sleeping next to me and my husband on a plane home from Manchester, England.


  1. --love the way you think sheila--i often feel that i belong somewhere else-- a different geographical location where as i draw closer to it, my radar will start beeping and flashing-- and my body will feel as though it has found it's familiar place--and my mind will know- that i'm home. i like to imagine that there are ideal locations for each of --if only we could each get there...!

    and i can't wait to see your features on textiles-- i've got a collection of old pieces that i adore-- i'm blown away when i think about the intricacy of each fiber interwoven-- definitely an art form that is taken for granted!

    and yes...that is david bowie in portuguese!


  2. Thanks Kathi! you are so good with words and I am glad to know that someone else feels the way I do in this regard.