Remember when we were talking about being an Inspiration Addict, here? My chosen medication was to stitch up a big pile of granny squares and make an afghan. Plain old granny squares - not 15 different kinds.
I used the same crochet hook, the same pattern. My hand dipped into the basket of yarn and came out with random colors. And I used that color (most of the time, that was a bit hard). I didn't think about what I was doing but instead thought "What Am I Doing?" in a larger LIFE sense. So even though Teddy thinks I made that afghan just for him, I know better. It was about intent. My intent was to make a blanket and to make some space for myself. A warm space without constantly re-inventing and designing and creating. Without massive amounts of thought and study and learning. Just dip in and keep going. And thinking.
Do you ever feel like telling your muse to just go away? Too many ideas flooding your mind? Never a quiet moment or space between thoughts?
I'm not 100% back yet but am getting there. Creating that new normal. Going to yoga and bellydancing. I was absolutely amazed to find myself balancing on one foot this week! My focus is returning. I'm finally getting to the physical therapist as my ankle is still giving me a lot of trouble. Beginning to learn to meditate. Resting each day. Sleeping 8-10 hours every night.
Later this week - or possibly next week? (one eyebrow raised) - I will have a free video tutorial up on making fabric cloth as a prelude to my next online class which will be a Longstitch binding class.