Kim from Vilt a la Kim has kindly invited me to join a group of crafts women from around the world who on last Friday of every month answer the same question from their own perspective. Thank you, Kim!
As this is the first month of the year the topic is: “What are the compass words for 2011”
The “Compass words” refer to an exercise
written by Tonya Davidson
. If you hope to do some changes in your personal and /or work life this year you can do the exercise yourself. She suggests that instead of making new years resolutions it can be more efficient to have few words as a compass to guide through the year and day by day.
I don’t feel the need to do big changes, but I would like those few I mentioned here
to be lasting. It’s a bit like with a diet: a change of lifestyle. I have read the exercise, haven’t written anything down, but I like the idea of summarizing thoughts and hopes for the coming months.
1. I wish to hush more so that I would see priorities of a day and would have strenght to do what is right. This refers to my constant struggle to find the right balance between my role as a mum, houswife, member of a community I live in and my passion for fibres. I should almost say, I know what is right and where my place is right now, yet sometimes I find it difficult to say ‘no’ to myself and stay positive and smiling… But I believe in living our ‘faiths’, I believe living souls are more important than any piece of art one could create – now just to live it.
2. I would like this year to be “authentic”, just to be myself really.
3. And I would like to keep practicing felting and maybe other textile techniques in a way which would allow me to discover and develop my own style of work.
Now this is as much soul-searching as I can publicly bare….
Let me wish you a good relaxing weekend and if you would like to know what others summerized as theirs compass words you can find it on the following blogs, please visit the other merry-go-girls!