I’ve been having some fun using up my cloth strips (from my previous post), and I recently created this 3″ x 3″ canvas.
And I also made this.
And then I mixed things up by making this cozy little heart.
There’s been a lot on my mind lately and making simple little things has been great therapy. There’s something comforting about letting the mind wander as I work with my hands, and sometimes in spontaneous brief spurts…and without any expectations for the outcome. Busy hands have always been a good remedy for me, keeping me calm whenever I feel anxious.
[Random thought coming...]
I’m pretty sure that I have some slight form of OCD (this is most apparent to me when I have to rearrange my tv remotes just so, in order to feel fully relaxed). I’ve grown to accept this little quirk and I don’t see it as a big flaw anymore. And actually, I find it sort of amusing…and very much like me in general, which is a bit of this and a bit of that…just like my artwork. The combination of our best and quirkiest qualities is what makes us each unique.
Maybe there’s a connection between the two…making things creatively and putting things in order at home. I haven’t thought much about this in detail, but there’s something there…