Jon gave me a Moon Goddess Necklace (among other things) for our Anniversary. She already made her way into this drawing I did while we were away and I have an idea for putting her in one of my wall hangings. Although I’m sure she show up more than once.
As I was washing the dishes, the sheep came to graze in the pasture. I had to keep counting them. How many white sheep and lambs do we have, I asked Jon. It seemed we had one more sheep and one less lamb. Obviously what I thought was a full grown sheep was Liam. Could he have grown so much in three days? Well, he’s not quite as big as his mother Suzy, but close to Kim’s size. From a distance it’s hard to tell them apart.
I have one more wall hanging I want to make then, I’m going to be getting ready for the Open House next weekend. As Jon mentioned on his blog, we started talking about the ideas of rebirth and renewal while we were away. We both feel we want to focus more on our creative lives. So instead of just going along the way we’ve been going, we want to look at what we want to change and what we really want from our lives. It will be a process. But this is just what I meant when I wrote the words, “Blinded by her beliefs, she opened her heart and saw the truth” in my last wall hanging. Not to just accept what I have come to know and believe must be the way to live my life, but to open myself up to possibility and make a conscious decision about what I want at this point in my life.
Life on the farm is teaching me to see change, not constancy as a creative force. Lambing has taught me that I’m not a farmer and reaffirmed my dedication to being an artist and living my version of a creative life. We’re not sure exactly where this will go yet, but it’s exciting to think about it and imagine the future.