Hubby says, “I’m going to party like it’s 8:39”. That’s in pm. We are feeling this Friday.
It was a good day. I got to see one of my bestest friends. I love her dearly like a sister. We’ve been through storms together and now we both have baby/toddlers at the same time. It’s been wonderful to have her back in our hometown.
Indigo had a mild day though he screamed down the Kiva, a local natural grocer. Which in our home town is a right of passage for most kids here.
We went to both of our co-op grocers too. Both hold love and care and magic for us. Thank you Lilly for the connection, always.
We visited a local artist and friend Sarah Ciampa and purchased a piece. I’m so excited to receive and gift this art to someone special in my life.
We visited another local artist and friend but it was only a drop off. We need Indigo’s amber necklace repaired and who better to do that than Maya Rabasa of Casa Rabasa?!
We had a beer and some food at Sam Bonds and ran into some sweet community members.
I’m so glad Indigo has you all to lean on and be with through it all. Growing up is hard to do!
More on trauma and an intro on how art can bring you new horizons…
Knitting has not only helped me relaxe while I make things but I get to use my artistic skills with mixing and matching colours and strengthen my math and pattern skills.
Something else happened though that was unexpected, I found ravelry.com, an international community of yarn enthusiasts. Mostly knitters and crocheters but I’ve seen some woven works while perusing the pattern data base late at night.
This international community has taken me way past my skill points, expanded my knowledge base in both math and patterns and it’s introduced me to incredible artists and incredible people. Most of the time I meet people who love creating beautiful and interesting pieces of art but every once in a while I find other people who are struggling with their mental health. They lost someone they love deeply, they are recovering from surgery, they are in counseling for an abusive relationship of some kind…many of these things are found through the profiles with links to blogs and Facebook pages.
This community, although reaching across the world, is quite small. So bumping into reality happens often. When we share in this way we can start the healing and our art blooms and seeds that can spread and can help someone sow their own art and healing.
I hope you take some time to check out the beautiful pieces being made and the expressions that are shared. Maybe you’ll find some friends along the way and begin the healing?
Again and again and again…keep taking care of each other!!
We have been so sick and just hanging on but we are starting to turn the corner on this flu virus that is making its way through our valley.
Indigo healed up the fastest then my Hubby. I unfortunately have the persistent respiratory cough that doesn’t allow for much sleep and is very slow to heal. Thank the goddess for good friends!!!
Our friends and community continue to surround us with love and care. I’m not surprised, we have all invested in each other. It’s not easy being community because we all come from different places yet we find our way through all the and support each other.
I am continually humbled by the generosity of others.