Last night I was with my women’s group, Mary & Martha’ s Place, for their fundraising event. Everyone looked wonderful, like walking palettes of art made into clothing. There was wonderful food and an artists’ market in which to indulge the senses. I bought four things. A wonderful little painting with a recycled eyeglass in the center. It says, “Keep Seeking.” On the old lens is painted a little white bird with a heart drawn in its chest. There is a leaf at each corner of the painting and two trees bearing salmon-colored leaves on the side.
The second item I bought is a handmade cloth cross that is eight inches long. It is wrapped in a variety of cloth, the overall color of the cross consisting of salmon, orange and yellow. The third item is a small handmade doll. She has brown hair, black eyes and tan skin. She wears a felted orange top and a skirt made of yellow, aqua and green. I also bought a handmade bar of soap called Buffalo Bird Woman. It is blended with blue corn, sage and cedar. I love all of these handmade beauties.
The little doll embodies my own creative spirit. She has a sweet red yarn smile and two shiny black bead eyes. She is expecting miracles.
There are many ways to feed the spirit. The theme of the evening was Risk Living The Creative Life. I have been doing that for years now and it only gets better with time.
I hope you come to love reading my blog. It is a labor of love for me, always. The spirit that moves within me cherishes the small— like little dolls and crosses and bars of handmade soap. The mind has its uses, but the child within had rather play. I have cried enough tears; it is good to make room for simple joys again.