Monday, July 16, 2007

Belated Blog Birthday

Stitchtherapy turned 1 on July 2 so I'm wishing it a belated birthday blog! and many more...on channel 4: My first Post:



My first post is born!
Creativity IS my recovery and my joy.
Recovering from what you ask?
Laundry List of stuff I'm Recovering From:
The daily grind, wretched grief, past traumas.
I began sewing a few months after the death of our infant son Weston in April 2003. An urge to sew things compelled me. I saved up and bought a computerized sewing machine. I made a few dresses for my then 3-year-old and made myself a few blouses. Once I innocently attended Houston Quilt Festival in 2003....I went completely insane....but in a good way. I've always been creative but never committed to it on a regular basis until I realized the healing I gain and the joy it brings me. I've since converted my son's nursery into my art studio where I now spend glorious hours creating.
I believe the creative act fills a missing/damaged piece of me and helps get the pain out and into something positive and beautiful....exept for those "dark" works which are beautiful but in a scary way!OK...What I like to make so far: quilts, collage, and the latest...artdolls.
*NOTE: I did not make the butterfly. Walt Whitman did.
On with the show....

3 comments:

Susan said...

Hi!
Congratulations on your blogging anniversary. In strange ways, we have many things in common. One of the most obvious is a relationship to creativity and a life altering decision to turn to art for healing, for sanity, for self expression. Keep it up!
Susan

Beate Knappe said...

Yes, I like to yoin the Club, because I feel that creativity is healing me too.
And Congratulations on you blogging anniversary

Anonymous said...

Wow! This post really moved me, you are a very amazing woman and mother. I handled my maternal-loss in a very negative way for a while; (many years ago now), and to hear that you've dealt with it in such a positive, beautiful way is very uplifting. God-Bless you, yours, and your precious Weston. :)