I like to make things. Iâ€™m crafty and the process of transforming one thing into another brings me great joy.
Wool to yarn â€” fabric to blanket â€” memories to stories.
Glass beads, baskets, iphone apps â€” Iâ€™ve created a lot of things that began one way and with a little manipulation and practice on my part, became something else entirely. Even the gold medals gained in Tai Chi competitions are in a way â€” a product of my work. I enjoy the end product of process, but itâ€™s the creation of art that I like the best, not art per se.
Jim reminds me we are always practicing something, and good news / bad news â€” we reap what we sow. And whether Iâ€™m making a garden, an app, a quilt or a form – I find I prefer the sowing.
I’ll let the reaping take care of itself.