is most important.
It connects me to my work
more so than seeing it displayed on a wall.
Touch is memory.
Touch is healing.
In preparing for a show I have to
think of the visual too.
Remind myself that presentation is important.
So, for that reason I am stitching galvanized nails
to the bottom of my long narrow paths.
I am thinking the weight will keep them hanging nicely.
As I stitch I spy a precious rock that I have carried with me for years.
A talisman of sorts
A tactile memory of a difficult time in my life.
Strangely enough I hadn't thought of including it
as one of my stones for 'Stone Pathways'.
As I stitch I am also musing on what
the next daily stitching journal will be.
drawing outlines of important things
like my tiny piece of whittling
done on the shores of Georgian Bay
when my three boys were oh so young.
Perhaps these would be a part of a project like that.
Small bits and pieces from my life
that are always with me
kept safely in a pouch.
We shall see.
I hope you have a collection of talismans from your life
that might inspire.
Sometimes we ignore the things we see or touch every day.