I received a package in the mail today. I haven't gotten permission to state her name, so I won't. But when I went down to greet the mailman and take this box up to the apartment, I sort of thought. This is bloggable. And I know that I am supposed to be talking about my Rockstar Boro project, but it is my blog and I create the rules here, right? I mean, I am committed to blogging every-single-day during the month of December and well, this gift sorta knocked me off game, in a very special way.
Each of the boxes were wrapped in cloth. Scrumptious cloth.
And when I opened the boxes up, it was as if I had gone shopping and had had some fun. Every item is something I would have gotten for myself.
And I must say. I have been struggling as a textile artist since my diagnosis. I don't think I want to use dye anymore. And that leaves me in a state of panic, in a way. What else can I do? My friend was inspired to send me these things because of my Rockstar project. And the project is working. It is making me open up to ideas that up until I started stitching, hadn't been able to come to the surface. I have been excited, and this is good, because I want to feel excited about cloth again.
And healing tears of joy washed down my face, because. Well. There are some gorgeous supplies in this pile of stuff. So now that I have shared my greatest fear as an artist and have felt a torrent of love from a friend, I think it is time to see if any of this swag will be the next great piece of cloth added to the beautiful, magical, rockstar jacket.