Hi, I rested a few days last weekend and spent some time thinking about what projects I most want to do. Sometimes the way isn’t always so clear, and I get easily distracted. We’ll see in the days ahead if I can focus in on what I most want to do. In the meantime, I at least found a fun project to do! I call it Love Birds.
I like the feeling of the birds flying towards their nests. Feels a little both of Valentine’s day and spring. The colors are soft to add to the feeling.
Something a bit unrelated that has been on my mind late is that I hope I can find some balance with the blogging. I admit I am very alarmed by the ever-decreasing privacy we are allowed on the web (which itself has become a sign that you are suspect). It used to be no one would use their real name or post family photos, now the opposite is routine. There are profound implications of this new behavior. It feels better to consider those than rush out and write about all the details of your life. So I refrain from showing too much about myself and the other things I do because I really intensely dislike that my life can be sold to the highest bidder. Think twice about what you write and post. Even the most innocent can be twisted in ways you didn’t even imagine by those that collect and save your data. I feel compelled to limit myself to my stitching and a few nature photos here, even if it makes me more distant and less “social”. I know there are still many stories to be told even if I am selective!
In case you wonder where that all came from, this issue has been in the news and on my mind lately. I and many fellow crafters are completely reliant on the web. It’s worth a putting a little thought into what we put out there because it will follow us around for a long time.