Can an affirmation have a negative word in it? This one does. The words came to me after a phone conversation that left me feeling like I was unknown and unseen.
The affirmation was that those feelings, no matter where they come from, don’t make me who I am.
After the words came to me, I sat down on my studio floor and cutting apart a collage I made weeks before, I sewed the image of the woman and sheep to an old quilt backing. Then I used one of the appliques from the front of the quilt to create the sun, shining light on the reality of my being a very real, solid person.
I believe I’m not alone in these feelings which is why I made the fabric painting into postcards and now a magnet.