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....


Susan said...

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!

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. :)