I had the honor of writing a short essay for Amy Butler's beautiful magazine, Blossom. The second issue just released and you can read my little note on page 200...
I was truly flattered to be asked by Amy herself to contribute. I must say that she is one of the dearest women and it is no shock that she has had all the blessings and success that she has. She exudes every bit of the love, beauty and kindness that you see in the pages of this publication and I am so grateful for her personal support and encouragement!! It's the sort of thing that really blows my mind when I look back at the last few years.. at my creative journey. I am so blessed, by the acquaintances, the colleagues and the very close friends I've made in this short time... Had anyone told me 5 years ago my life and community would grow into this I would have shook my head in disbelief!
Now back to the magazine... there is so much heart in this one issue!! All the people that contributed to it have shared in such a genuine way. It's incredibly inspiring.
Be sure to read Ali Dejohn's story of Making The Markerie... I found her words so touching. I can deeply relate to her feelings of guilt and confusion, as if something was missing, before the pursuit of a creative life. I also put my creative outlets on hold when I was a new mother, and even though motherhood was the greatest thing that ever happened to me I felt as if I lost part of myself for quite a while. Sewing is what brought me back. It made me myself again.
Now, after reading what Ali shared I am determined to go on one of her retreats!!!!
+ Just in case you didn't know Blossom is entirely free!! Such an incredible gift to be shared! ♥