Seems I have a bit of a problem.
Time for true confessions and since this blog is mainly my online journal,
today I'm setting down in black and white [sort of]
what I intend to do about it.
You see, the issue is, I never seem to actually
any of my textile pieces ...
it's a mystery really ... all these piles of un-dones, everywhere.
I'm not sure why I keep putting them down & skip off to something else
before I can say, "Finito"
and pass them along.
Friends have asked to buy, and trade ... I have even wished for one or two pieces on hand
for special gifts.
The whole sorry subject has been bugging me for quite some time.
Can I blame it on being a Gemini?
How about the little issue of not having a "proper" studio/work space?
Yeah right. Those sound like excuses to me, too.
I'd dearly love to see them completed and then
out into the world so that I can
my shelf space,
and venture forward, unencumbered.
I ask ya, have you ever seen so many pins? Once, I called these cloth components
"landscapes for beads"
but most are either partially beaded
or have become pin holders instead ...
So I've pulled out twelve of these unfinished stories - twelve favorites
that I'd love to see completed
[please don't ask
how many more are lurking about]
because I am going to do again what I did two years ago
[which helped me focus in the very best way]
and that is
I am going to choose
for this year.
An ever-present reminder of intention.
I know the whole word thing has fallen out of favor for many
but I'm game to stick with any thought process
that culminates in fruitful results ...
isn't any positive movement forward better than
all this un-doneness begging for a turned edge,
or a bead,
or a dye pot to dive into?!
So there you have it ...
my twelve good reasons
why I need to
what I started.
You are all welcome to hold me accountable.
And as a small treat for embarking on This Road to Completion,
I signed up for a year of advertisement-free Pandora ...
have been enjoying the most glorious - uninterrupted - listening pleasures.
The best part
has been discovering musicians I'd not heard of before
like this splendid pianist, Ludovico Einaudi.
I was learning to play the piano once but didn't finish that either. Nevermind.
If I still played, I would want to play this.
[tis splendid with the volume turned way up ...]
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