sometimes you just have to wait...
ideas can't be forced
creativity finds it's own way
I feel as though I've sitting around for the past few weeks drumming my fingers, waiting, waiting on something
as I was working on a project for work I berated myself for not doing much with my monthly words
oh, they tumble around in my mind often enough, but the thoughts associated are completely random, and while every so often they will coalesce into something meaningful, most often it's just a jumble of words
today I took matters into my own two hands and got busy with an idea
knowing how much I love hearts, I decided I would make a sampler of my monthly words,
one square for each word, making each square the same size, and incorporating a heart into every one
I found four different fabrics for the background: silk, linen, cotton and one mystery one (mystery to me that is - I think it's cotton but not sure - and I like the idea that I don't know)
and cut three six inch squares from each
I thought perhaps I should be disciplined and begin at the beginning with
January and "hush"
it wasn't what I felt like though - we're in May and May is "snippets"
so snippets it was
snippets of lace, ribbon, damask, silk and cotton
a random button, bead and brad
french knots and cross stitches hold everything in place
I have yet to add the word - haven't quite figured out how I want to do that - it'll keep though, until the right idea comes to roost and takes hold
and I know that if I hush the voices in my head, am prudent with my ideas, savour the process of creating a wonderful record of my monthly admonishments, organize my supplies so I can find that exactly-perfect-thing-that-will-make-the-whole-project-amazing,
and make use of all the snippets of time available,
at the end of the year I will have a beautiful reminder of
oh, and pick really, really good words for the next seven months!