A week ago or so I took a fiber arts piece to Ferrari Frame and Design. I stitched it two years ago after having attended a workshop at “The Hive,” a creative art space at Hereford Library in northern Baltimore County. As self-prescribed art therapy I took several creative workshops there to help me get through the grieving process after losing both parents within twenty-three days of one another.
It’s taken me a while to decide what to do with the handcrafted piece and Trish at Ferrari Frame & Design offered her valuable and helpful “two cents worth” of suggestions when I took it in the shop.
After leaving the piece with her to do her magic I felt like a million dollars because I had been hemming and hawing whether to just pack it away and consider it a part of a period of my life that was done and over. Ultimately I decided not to toss the fiber art into the closet because like my life its woven with difficult and happy memories and moments. It contains threads of each which give texture to the tapestry of who I am and what I believe in.
Strangely enough that day, I drove away from the shopping district a different way then I normally do. As I rounded the corner I encountered a mural I had never seen before in this new place where I live, though there are numerous colorful murals around town. The fresco painting exemplified exactly how I was feeling – much joy in the moment. I’d taken a small step which I hope will be a springboard for other things.
There will be a part two to this blog post coming up soon. Stay tuned!