Monday, July 16, 2007

Another World


There are all kinds of escapes in this world. In order to deal with life some people work too many hours, drink too much alcohol, exercise obsessively, compulsively clean (for sure I'm not one of those) and so on and so on. It seems for many our worlds, both in the larger global community and smaller family senses, can be places that create confusion and strife. One of my coping mechanisms is to sew (are you surprised?). The quiet task of handstitching allows my mind to quiet itself and helps me to feel more centered and calm. As addictions go this is probably one of the least harmful ones.

4 comments:

kathy said...

I really like this little piece and your stitching.

Deb said...

must be why I always have a little basket with handwork in it next to my bed...I'm too lazy to go downstairs and graze or drink.

Sue B said...

This is a beautiful piece.

Dixie Redmond said...

Oh, I love this! It speaks right to my heart. I hear you. I process a lot while I'm stuffing a doll, or while I'm painting. It is relaxing, and I try to let the worries turn into prayers while I'm making things.

I love your work. People always comment about the little postcards I have as well as the big piece.

Dixie