Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I need to just let it out....
...I'd like to think I am a bit of a "silly goose" most of the time, but another side of me has been surfacing this past summer, and it's time for me to just accept it and let it out. While Cold War Kids blared through my headphones (if you haven't heard of them...find them!), I found myself pouring buckets of tears as this little stitched number was completed.
...You see, I normally create pieces with bits of humour here and there, so creating something quite serious feels foreign to me. So much so, that although this idea has been looming in my head for quite some time now, I have never built up the courage to just "go for it". However, when those tears came rushing out the other night, I realized taking that plunge was much needed. It felt good. It felt therapeutic.
...Our eldest son is going through some difficulties.....difficulties that we have only recently been able to get an official diagnosis for. (although something we have been suspecting for quite some time) It brings not only a sense of relief for knowing that we weren't just seeing things and can now work on understanding him better, but it also raises our concerns as to what lies ahead. We worry. We get scared. We cry.
...And with that came this sewn journal page. The first of many that I need to make, because I need to just let it out.