I told myself that I was going to try new things in 2010.... ...after all this is the year that will bring big changes in my life...
...in just a few months I will be leaving Corporate America for... ...home. The time that I have been craving for so long will be mine. Time to "do art"...to create...to organize... to clean out... to decorate...to try new things...
Time to travel... Time to sort through my piles of great stuff... ...maybe sell some of my collections...perhaps open a shop? Time to figure out what I will do with the rest of my life.
To start, I signed up for a workshop called Sweater Craft offered by Charlotte Lyons. It really sounded like fun. It still sounds like fun. I just don't know if I will be any good at it. It is coming up soon...Saturday, January 23rd.
Today, I received a very nice email from Charlotte, listing some supplies that we should bring and sharing a little bit about what we would be making...
I'm just a tad nervous. I have not met these talented and creative women that have signed up and know each other and I am feeling as if I will surely be the dunce of the class. I am shy...not painfully shy like when I was young...but... a little shy. I don't really sew....at least not in a very long time. I'm not so good at following patterns, spacial relations or mechanical things. Last year I took a class with several girls from the office on how to make a charm bracelet. I was not so good with those pesky jump rings and needed a lot of help from the teacher. I decided I am not a jewelry maker...although I thought I might be good at it and have tons of stuff that I have accumulated to create and embellish with. I wasn't good at it...not at all.
Well, Charlotte did say the class would include some easy projects too and even some no sew projects for beginners....so maybe it will be OK.
...maybe I will just try something new...
How about you? Have you tried anything new lately?
To live content with small means.... To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion.... To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich.... To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.... To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart.... To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.... In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.... ...........this is to be my symphony.
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