Please allow me to express my gratitude to creation. In particularly tough times in the family or workplace, I know I can count on the productivity and silence of my type of creative process. These processes include knitting, dyeing yarn and spinning yarn. I love each of these with passion I cannot describe.
I think about doing each of these things while I’m at my day job. I talk to people everywhere about these crafts. I listen to people tell me, “That’s a lost art” as I’m spinning up some animal fiber. You know what I tell them? I tell them how fiber arts is making a come-back! And I’m so happy to say that with confidence. Arts and crafting in general is making a come-back, at least in my life it is.
So, when I have a tough day in the classroom and I’ve worked out at the gym but I still don’t feel at ease, I just pick up the knitting needles, pull out the wheel, or pre-soak some wool roving so I can put myself in that zone where I don’t have to talk to anyone but myself. And, nine times out of ten, when I talk to myself, I’m right!