My super~fan nod to Deanne Fitzpatrick~♥
Every few years (or days) I find myself at at a crossroads and have to stop and pay attention to what I am called to do. This particular crossroad finds me at 60 and it has so many options that I need to get "quiet". Do you know what I mean? Very quiet....choose carefully....perhaps mix a lot more "me" into this recipe~
I have lost alot in my life but I have gained much much more~so when I listened to Deanne Fitzpatricks interview in blogtalk radio she struck a chord when she quoted Katherine Hepburn, "happiness is wanting what you have."
I have a lot....I need to pay attention to that.....I'm not talking only about "stuff" right?
Now I don't know about you but I need to have important sayings right next to me if I am going to remember them on a daily basis~ so I thought I would hook this reminder and hang it where I would see it each morning.
Now rest assured this is just the very first step in a long process for me because wrapped up in this saying for me are some very big projects~
While being "quiet" I will begin to inventory my excess and replace some dust bunnies with beautiful belongings~ I mean that in a real sense and in the abstract....
As for "what I have" well that is for me the biggest pile to sort..And that is because part of what I "have" is creativity and I get lost in my own plans ~can you imagine such a thing? But I most certainly do...oh my...
One great step forward in this process was to begin to do craft fairs because it pulls together so many of the things I love~hanging out with other artists~meeting customers who tell me stories about their life while looking at our artwork~It is SUCH a cool connection...PLUS the sweet and spicy home~made pickles are really good....
I will only vend near the ocean or on rolling hills on a farm~no indoor spaces please...I need breathing space if I am ever going to really see what I "have"....♥
So thank you Deanne for your inspiration and for your beautiful blog www.hookingrugs.com
I will keep you posted on my progress~thanks for listening~♥