Left, right, up or down, around or through, life offers choices. The choices may seem obvious but the impact of choices may last a very long time. I have learned and acquired many skills and have no regrets on the choices I have made. However, I have reached a crossroads in my life.
All of this “organizing” I’ve been involved in since the beginning of the year has forced, willingly forced, me to look at my life. I’ve been going through a lifetime of papers saved, and making choices on what to keep and what to throw away. As I have been finishing unfinished projects, I see the diversity of my interests over the years. I have acquired many skills along the way in the areas of craft, art, writing, cooking, gardening, reading, and all the secretarial, office, and business skills of my work world. But, now, in the final third of my life, I need to focus.
This is an evolution. I see more writing in my future. Art will have its place, but my environment, having the visual energy around me, will satisfy more than the actual making of things.
I know that I could be more specific, and I will be in the future, but for now here’s a finished sewing project, a sock bunny duo, that I started twenty years ago and finished in 2012. All of the sewing was completed years ago, I only had to assembled the clothes on the sock bunny, and hand-sew the features of the face.