Monday, 6 May 2013
Photo Heart Connection
I can't quite believe it but this is the first photo heart connection I have managed to get my act together for this year. Better late than never I guess....even if it is May already!
Which kind of sums up how things have been lately. Nothing bad, just a lot going on and I have been feeling a little off balance. It seems where one aspect of my life is relatively under control, another (or even the rest!) seems to be all over the place. And as someone who really craves balance and calm it can all seem a little overwhelming.
But slowly, slowly things are realigning and a sense of balance is being restored. I think this image jumped out at me this month because it is a reminder of the quiet, creative activities that are always at the bottom of the to do list but should actually be much higher up for their restorative qualities alone. I started this embroidery at the beginning of the month. For the first time in a long while this is a little sewing project that is not making me cross or frustrated and is truly serving it's purpose as a creative outlet.
The other reason I think that this photo jumped out at me is to remind me how much I love my 365: collection of moments project which has taken a rather major stumble. Suddenly those little negative voices grew louder - what's the point of this? why on earth do you want to remember that? who cares?. Well actually I've come to realise that I care. Very much. And whilst the moment might have seemed so fleeting as to be almost irrelevant, looking back on the photos I have so far I realise just how much I cherish those visual reminders of our daily life together.
Time is flying by. So fast. My daughter finishes infant school in July. How did that happen? We will soon be on to the next little chapter and I want to savour every moment I can. My 365 is back on. :)
Embroidery pattern by Alicia Paulson