Monday, November 3, 2008

A Door Is Never Really Shut

This is a lesson you learn when you live with cats and children, there is no such thing as a closed door. I cannot tell you how many times I have seen a little paw reaching under a door trying to pull it open. Or how many times I have heard the sound of a little hand trying (albiet unsuccessfully) to open a door.

Doors are not meant to be shut. There are rooms behind those doors. Maybe the room is really messy and you just want to shut the door so no one can see the clutter and chaos. Maybe the room is empty, just waiting for someone to come along and live in it. Maybe its the bathroom and you just want a few minutes of peace.

There are things on the other side of those doors that are part of our lives. We can't really shut them out.

I tried shutting a door recently. I proclaimed to the wilds of the internets that I was no longer reneedesigns.

But the second I tried to shut the door, there was something trying to push it back open. I felt an overwhelming urge to create. It didn't matter what it was, I just had to make something. During my toddlerless times, I found myself in the car driving to the craft store or to the bead store. I found myself holding beads in my hand imagining what they could become.

I've been searching for inspiration too. Looking for something, anything to ignite a spark in my soul. Things like the colors of the leaves, the doodles of my daughter have lit a slow burning fire. I've got a million ideas in my head trying to find a way out

I am reneedesigns again and it feels good.


Kate Coveny Hood said...

Great news! I think it's so important to have something that's just for you. I suppose we all of these blogs to fill that space - but I've always placed a lot of value in being able to make things. Probably because my mother always made things. I used to make things when I was little - but became fairly worthless as an adult. High on my list of things that I've always wanted to learn to do is "make jewelry." One of my best friends is a designer and I kick myself for not taking classes with her back when I didn't have kids...

Michelle said...

It's wonderful to hear that "you're back". As I've said before, I really miss seeing you model your new creations. They've always been so different and innovative from what you find in the stores. My friend really likes the piece that you made and wears it during the winter since it kind of looks like a snowflake. I'm anxious to see some of the new items when you get them posted on your website.

iMommy said...

oooh, that necklace is gorgeous! you're baaa-aack!!!

wfbdoglover said...

YA you!!! That's great!