January 2008 has been a month of turbulence in our household for all sorts of reasons and so I am pleased to welcome February with open arms and an open mind. It is best not to look back and I have practised a simple philosophy for many years that has always worked for me however difficult life can be sometimes.. I strongly believe that there is always promise around the corner and some kind of salvation..
There is a wonderful Chinese proverb that says.."only a fool trips on what is behind him" ...in other words don't make the same mistakes from the past or look back and think what could have been..
So it is with this that I welcome this new month and the days to come.. Spring will herald the end of a long winter.. not necessarily a cold or bleak one.. more a state of mind.
I have much to do and many little seeds of thought are sprouting into new projects each day..
Last night I held a Crafters Club at my home.. I am fortunate enough to live in a very friendly neighbourhood and several of my close neighbours are artists or have some creative flair..so along the lines of a book club but without the books..I held my first club meeting last night..
I was a little apprehensive as the small community that makes up this club had already held several meetings which I had not been able to attend so I didn't know what to expect, nor had I met all of the members.
The evening was filled with chat and laughter and much creative and artistic banter which I found most inspiring and exciting..
Everyone brought their talents to the table and we shared our collective knowledge of collage, knitting, felting, painting etc etc and one of two of the members had quite a pedigree having displayed their work at the R.A at some time.
I am really looking forward to my next meeting in two weeks time.. where we will come together to share mutual musings on life and our craft interests and maybe just one or two glasses of wine too!
This is a local exhibition that I hope to visit this weekend.. One of the exhibitors is a Candace Bahouth.. a vibrant woman and hugely talented .... her mosaics have to be seen to be believed.. and her character is very much reflected in her work... bright and witty.
Hope you all have a good weekend... doesn't look like the snow is coming after all.. well at least not in balmy Bath!
Friday, 1 February 2008
Posted by Cowboys and Custard at 10:01 am