Tuesday, March 9, 2010

As I was laying in bed, last night, contemplating my life and my day and my world, I made a discovery which I knew all along.

As I have gone through my life, I've picked up things to help me along the way - (I would list some here, but I fear my children may one day read my blog) - things that were good and things that were not so good, things that I thought I needed and that were overwhelmingly attractive to me. As I traveled on my journey of life, I discarded many of those attractive things when they became a burden or I found a better, newer version of them. I left a trail of discarded items that could fill a Salvation Army warehouse.

What I discovered, last night, as I lay in bed contemplating my life, my day and my world....was that all of those things I have collected and discarded have left an impression on who I am today as I approach my 48th birthday. Without each and every one of them, I would be someone else. I'm pretty happy with who I am at this point in my life and I embrace ALL of those things that I gathered - good and bad, ugly or attractive - because of what they have helped me become.

I'm a crafter and the items that I most enjoy making are those that are the trash to treasure type. I scour thrift stores and find discarded items and use all or a portion of them to create something beautiful. This is the direction that I want my new indie business to take. Mom 'n' Pop Frame shop is changing....keep watching.

Take a look at this fun piece I found.

It's a bicycle basket! Isn't it the coolest thing ever. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet, but I'll keep you posted.



Story said...

nice to read your thoughts Diane about the class. i'm journeyseeds in the class if you want to message me.

Anonymous said...

you need a bike and to come and live with me in holland my dear friend cos I miss you!!!!...Can you bring jody too then we will be complete!!!

kelleyj said...

The more I read, the more I realize you and I think very much alike...