There was just too much stuff in the old red bookcase in my office. Much more fun to look out at the birds, squirrels, deer – and even the occasional hawk – than to organize those shelves.
But the spirit suddenly struck for a few moments last weekend, and I started to sort the very bottom shelf. And what did I find a ton of but crafty books, coloring books, origami patterns, papercutting designs and lots of stencils.
I often forget that part of myself – I’m sure she’d like to come out and play more often. I love crewel embroidery and counted cross stitch, dragon and butterfly temporary tattoos and stickers, plastic and clay sculpture.
I still do jigsaw puzzles – there are 2 completed puzzles out on the dining room table right now. And I love the jumble and cryptoquip in the Enquirer – that may have a lot to do with my still getting the newspaper.
Actually, having given away the TV several years ago may make all those tasks harder to get to. The TV makes a great excuse for sitting down, and that’s a nice time to do something with one’s hands.
But I could always play Irish or world beat or new age music…. my artist self is a big part of me, and the writing that I do is great creativity. Still, I’m missing the playing with color and texture that all those other pursuits give me. For instance, I had such a good time a few days ago re-creating my dragon with new color.
Thanks for that reminder, Spirit Self / Goddess! Now – let’s get to it! : >