Crazy as a Loom

Friday, January 22, 2010

All in a days play work

I go to the studio almost every day, to work at what I love. And on most days, I do just that. Work.
Like yesterday, I put 100 yards of mixed blue warp on a loom, for blue jean rugs. It was just drudge, and not much to talk about.
But some days, to be honest, I just have fun.
As I've said, I amuse myself well.
At least one day a week, I just weave whatever I want, and my only intent is to make myself happy.
Today was one of those days.
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As you can see, I had a really good day.
Oh, I had things I should have been doing. But I decided a while back, that I needed this one day a week, to soothe my creative soul.
So I take it.
I was having so much fun that I thought I made four rugs, and when I started unrolling them to tie fringe, I had actually made five rugs.
This might be how I get through February.

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The days fly by so fast when I am weaving, I have no idea how I ever found the time for an outside job.......I almost said a nursing job. I haven't donned those nursing scrubs since last April. After 30 years of full time nursing, that is unbelievable to me. And wonderful. I am totally over it. I can hardly remember that excitement and anticipation I felt when I started nursing school 33 years ago. I know that I did, but it seems now like it happened to someone else. When my license comes in the mail, I will check that box next to 'inactive'. YAHOO.
That, dear friends, is priceless.

And this is pretty priceless, doing what you are wild for. Yeah, I am still sleeping more than usual, and get tired lots quicker than usual. But like the energizer bunny, I keep on going.
But am I complaining?
Not for a minute.
It's a good life, and I am grateful for every minute of it.

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4 comments:

Sharon said...

I've said the same thing over and over. How did I ever find the time to work?! I thought I would miss it, I thought I'd miss working with the kids. I don't. I'm so happy to weave my way through snowy days. I have other things I want to do too, so need to work on a schedule. Oh that.

catingadae said...

Love those sweet colours against the snow.
Your work exudes comfort!

Tina said...

Here I am Saturday morning, NOT rushing to get ready, to go to work! I still can't quite believe it even after 2 1/2 months! My work is my playtime, and my playtime is my work. That is just plain comforting.

Donna S. said...

Love the rugs!! I wanna retire!!

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