Dear Diary, I so hope you are not tired of the idea cause I am just getting started with it. When I started thinking about my rug hooking, my writing and teaching in a broader sense, and started talking about it that way I think I discovered that I was doing more than just hooking rugs. I started to see that I was making something a little less tactile.
Over a cup of coffee, with designer friend , Susan Black, the create beauty everyday idea began to blossom. It started before that with a scribble pad at lunch last Christmas with my niece Bridget. I kept that scribble, showed it to Susan, who kept insisting that I was doing more than hooking rugs. At first I thought she was confused but turns out she was seeing things a bit more clearly than me.
So what is that about this create beauty everyday thing that I keep shouting about…
Well see it’s like this, create beauty everyday (cbe) is my creed or my motto…or what I remind myself of when I am a cranky arse. Cause I got some that in me too.
When I wake in the morning and I’m creaky I think once I make those pretty positions (there is no mirror around) with my yoga I will be less creaky…cbe
Then I remind myself that this is another day I can get up make a few meals, throw together some good ingredients and please a palette or too…cbe
Then I think about the rug on the frame and that even if I haul up ten loops I’ll be part of the revolution…cbe
Then if I have a laugh at the studio when Brenda or Norma I did it again…cbe
When I add a few flowers to a vase…cbe
When I take a picture…cbe
When I walk and remember….cbe
When I call a friend…cbe
beauty is a big thing but creating it can be quite little
Create beauty everyday can be a revolution in your own life in the littlest of ways
Join the revolution..cbe