by Sylvie Juteau
All the Stars Aligned
Precious time on my side! My beautiful new workshop right here stocked with all its equipment and raw materials. But, darn, a heart that wouldn’t meet the mind in a tango of creative process. When Covid 19 showed up, my creative fiber wilted.
I swear to all the Higher Authorities up there in the Universe, in my next life I shall ask for a tougher core. “But, this is what makes life interesting I remind myself.” “Shush,” I tell myself.
At the end of June I broke free! I worked in my little metal shop for the first time since fall 2019. I am grateful to a lovely couple who brought me their old shovel during Apples & Art. “It is for our butterfly garden: we would love to have it for next spring,” they said.
I am just a couple of weeks late. “It’s OK,” my head tells my heart. “Good grief!!!” replies my heart.
Dear collective members, I thank you for sharing what is going on in your creative lives. Reading your tales kept me going, helped me embrace my “brokenness” and slowly join the dance. I am feeling ever so blessed to be a part of this group. Whether or not you realize it, you have provided my soul some crucial nourishment during the past few months. Thank you.
Here is the shovel sketched out, ready for cutting with the plasma laser.
PS: I could not resist sharing André’s idea of a great cat tree. It is very much appreciated by all three of our four-legged feline friends.
Collectif members, send an image (or a few) of very recent work to firstname.lastname@example.org with up to 100 words describing what you did, materials used, inspiration, etc. Maybe share how you’re feeling & how creativity helps. We’d like an informative, inspiring show & tell. Writers, send us poetry, lyrics, a short piece or excerpt.