Create beautiful things

The Yarn

(Mosaic sign over the door, sigh)

Today I went to visit The Yarn Room. They sell wool and wool type crafts like felt-making, they also have books. Being there reminds me that I love being around these colourful things. It also fills me with the possibility that I could create something beautiful. And the possibility of creating something beautiful is very attractive to me. The possibility has always been attractive, but the creating was scary….. What if I can’t do it? What if it’s not good? What if it’s ugly? What if I’m not that creative?

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(A robin who was happy to wait while I took his picture. See the beautiful blue sky today?)

In my craft cupboard there are lots of crafting materials. There’s coloured card, glue, stickers, fancy scissors, markers and paints. There’s material, lots of material and threads of many colours, wool and dyed blankets. And knitting needles and crocket hooks and buttons. And stamps and coloured inks. There’s a heat gun and plastics to make brooches and necklaces. And beads and wire and elastic cord, even hemp cord. I have jewellery fasteners and pendants. I have books, lots and lots of books to show me how to do lots and lots of crafts.

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(I like repeating patterns – you can buy these boxes in Avoca at Mount Usher)

I have collected these materials over many years with the intention of creating beautiful things. Then I’d put them  into my cupboard and close the door…. firmly. My cupboard has been sitting in the front room waiting. Waiting for the day I’d realise I am good enough.

Creativity teaches many lessons, go create, Mairead.

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