Sunday, 14 April 2013

Bloom Where You Are Planted



My theme is to choose your attitude, and choose one that is positive.  This hasn't always been part of my personality; in college, one of my nicknames was "bitter". But recently, I've made a concerted effort to look at the positive aspects of choices and decisions made rather than focus on what is wrong with ...... (fill in the blank with professional directives, family drama, or body image-the list could go on).  I'm tossing judgment, especially when that judgment is directed inward, and is typically harshest.

I also love to embroider, but I wanted to expand my repertoire and add different stitches-just have fun with the pieces.  At night, my family loves to decompress with one another and watch old episodes of Survivor.  This is a great way to be creative while spending family time.  If the pieces don't come out as I envisioned, which they never do (the critical part again), I am not going to dwell on it.  It was fun and light-nothing too serious.  And that's how I want my life to imitate art!

4 comments:

  1. I am learning so much about people and art. Embroidery! Wowsers! This is a treasure...and filled with such important lessons.

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  2. What a great philosophy. You are so right...it is up to each of us to choose to be positive. Also, as a perfectionist who regularly doesn't finish things because she can't get them right, I want this project to be light and fun. I don't want to be a perfectionist...I want to explore (my theme) and just see where it takes me. Thanks for reinforcing that.

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  3. You are already changing me for the better, Leigh. Love the embroidery idea and how the flowers serve as a perfect metaphor for this philosophy.

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  4. Can I say just how happy I am that you have chosen Singapore, Leigh? I LOVE this.

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