Some of the pieces from the last twelve months. It was a year ago today that the first squares went into the shop. They were started with a wondering if I could shape stories in a small way? Exploring that has been a wonderful journey. I love making these little cloths, these handstories.
I lose and find myself in them.
Feeling that these little makings might make connections with the stories of some of you has been an amazing gift.
Recently I heard an interview with artist Serena Barton, about sharing her work with others . . . "It closes the circle for me . . . It comes from me, and I put it out there, then you bring your own responses to it based on your experience and your personality, and sometimes we'll connect and that's really magical when that happens!"
It is magical. Each time one of them sets sail to a new home, the sense of a continuing adventure fills me. At this end, it's a voyage into the unknown, as each one is wrapped in a cloth and kiss, with wishes for continued hoping and dreamings when they reach their new destination.
To celebrate and to say thank you to all of you who have encouraged and joined me on this adventure, I'd like to send out a set of my notecards. Whether you've made a purchase, left a comment, or felt kindred in spirit, just leave a comment on this post through Thursday. On Friday, all of the names will go into a hat and we'll see who pops out!