Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
The group for the summer has been meeting at the park instead of at the clinic. This has been great as we are outside all morning and there are large naps in the afternoon. I am sure that the other mom's coming to the park think who is that large group of woman that all roll in and lay out their blankets, put out their kids and yank out the knitting projects (not all of us knit, but there are a few of us that don't go far from the needles. ) The kids all play together, we all keep our eyes on each others kids and we enjoy a mornings talking with adults. Which is the most important part. While Sam is very articulate for his age he just can't carry a conversation like friends. This is a time that I look forward too and get excited when I wake and think it is a Red Tent Friday! (The name is from the book Red Tent, which I highly recommend reading!)
On another note my artist interview is over on Apples for Poppy Anne. I am so excited to be a part of what Erin is doing over there. She is an inspiration to Mom's and Artists. Be sure to check out the interview and the other crazy and inspiring things she is doing over there
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
After a day like that we of course start to question if what we are doing is the right thing and whether we should just pack it up and go get jobs at the local Starbucks (I've always wanted to work in a cafe, I love coffee culture). After packing everything up and taking the much needed swim in the pool I come to check my e-mail. There are two e-mails that remind me that I am doing exactly what I am meant to do. One is from the downtown Yarn Shop Unwind (where I wholesale my yarn bowls) and she has asked me to be a part of the fall festival and wants me to bring my wheel and do pottery in the middle of main street!! Isn't this every artists dream to stop traffic and do their craft in the middle of the street. This opportunity would be amazing, the buzz that the studio would create would be amazing. I am on the path to becoming "That Potter". Then I receive and e-mail from my Dad who came for the weekend to help with the show and drop a much needed freezer off. He said how amazed he was at what I am doing, that he knew I was a potter but that he never really saw what I was doing and creating. That he was proud of the artist and mother that I was becoming. This e-mail meant the world to me (things haven't always been that great between my Dad and I).
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Every morning this week Sam has been asking to get his knitting needles and knit just like Mommy. I tired to show him finger knitting but he wanted to use the needles just like me. I couldn't convince him otherwise. He of course got bored and the yarn turned into a laso and he played for hours with the yarn in his own way. I keep getting caught up in trying to make sure that we do lots of crafty things as well as making memorable moments along the way. I should just be ok. with what happens each and everyday with what he is given.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Loving: The children that have chosen me as their guide on their journey.
Welcoming: The Warmth that Summer Brings
Appreciating: A moment to myself to breathe
Noticing: The changes that take place all around me.
Wishing: Peace among the chaos
Eating: Fresh summer food from the Market each week.
Counting: Each and every hug and kiss
Listening: To the rhythm of my soul
Thinking: I haven't written much, I need to write and share more.