your own soul.
find your own truth.
what calls to your heart ?
what moves your spirit ?
make your life dance
to the song of your own essence .
I guess I am a process person
and I like to try to find words for the process
called ...... writing .
I spend a lot of time thinking and searching
I spend a lot of time re-living the past
For a good purpose ....
To learn and understand
and go on .
That is a good thing , for me .
I learn a lot ,
about how I survived
about the choices I made
(Had to make )
and I am doing this
ordening my house, my things
re-reading my notebooks , letters , postcards
and notes .
Just thinking is not my thing
I have to be creative with my hands
and than there is ordening in my head .
A while ago I saw a heart-garland
and I started by making one myself .
Being creative and using
beautiful materials and bright colors
always makes me happy
And than I made another-one and
anotherone and I started to hang them
in my house .
I used golden yarn and very little
glass beads because
I am fascinated by the moving and the glittering
of the garlands .
making things always makes me happy
and I always get inspired and find new ideas.
other ways , other things to use ......
I am not a shopping-girl and
I always look in my own house
because there is more than enough here.
when the little beads were used,
I used beads from bracelets and chains .
and I started to use little cuttings of
the beautiful colorful felt pieces that were
leftovers after cutting the hearts .
and so I devaloped my own unique
it's always about
being busy , making things.......
that make ME happy .
You can imagen that there comes a point
when there are too many garlands ......
and than I decided to send them by mail
to friends ......
just a little thank-you for being my friend .
they are easy to send by mail .
if , by the way , you are reading this,
and you like to have one
let me know !
and than I got a present from a friend
who lives in France ......
I started to use in my garlands too !
and than my daugther ,
who always brings me the wonderful , colorful felt
asked if she could try to sell the garlands
she likes to be creative too
in her own time
( She works at Waldorfschools
with dyslexic children )
once a year they have fairs at Waldorf schools
and she has her own stall !
she bought a larger size of
matchboxes when she was in France
(we do not have those in Holland )
and we now use the empty boxes for
the heartgarlands .
of course after giving the boxes a make-over .
people realy buy them !
or as presents .....
When my granddaugther
is with me
she loves to help
With all my hearts
I wish you all well