The going ons of one fiber artist and painter living on Peaks Island, Maine who loves cream and sheep.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
A Week of Connections.
A few weeks ago my life started to take an interesting turn. A turn towards inspiration, productively, new friendships and just the kind of turn that I knew I was headed for. It finally started to happen. Let me explain.
I am someone who believes in the power of positive thinking, the kind of thinking that if you put it out there in the universe, if you want it bad enough, no matter how impossible something feels, it will happen.... Or something like what you imagined.
With in 1 week I experienced a continuos flow of meeting new people, making new friends, having meetings, friends sending me information, and a general running into situations, all of which involved sheep, education, textiles, the Maine economy of past and present, and places very.far.away.
Though I keep my life very full of activity- side note here- my mother calls this kind of living, "Burning the candle at both ends." "I can't help it!" I say. Ok side note over- I keep my life full and because I do, I don't always make room for processing. For sorting my thoughts. For making a plan on what to do next. However, I'm learning I must do this if I have any hope of getting to where I know I belong, or where I long to be. More soon....
Also, the photo is from a day when my fiber life seemed to come full circle. The week I speak of was the one before Memorial Day Weekend. The man in this photo is Peter Haggerty, the founder of Peace Fleece http://www.peacefleece.com/ 10 years ago I learned to spin with a drop spindle made in Turkey and with wool a mixture of which was from the Middle East, Russia and Maine which I got from Peace Fleece. As I met and watched Peter Haggerty shear a sheep outside the store I work at www.portlandfibergallery.com I became so filled with emotion that when the time came for me to actually speak to him, I couldn't for several minutes in fear of bursting into tears. But after listening to him and my boss talk, I was able to relax and tell him just how much what he does mean to me and how it helped change my life.
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