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a declaration

September 7, 2012

cleaning out I can across this

in the article, written in 1983, it states that I’ve been selling at this particular event for 5 years.

that’s 1979 – 33 years – and that wasn’t the beginning. yikes!

on her blog, a movable feast 

Neki has listed what weaving has taught her about life

it started me thinking – here is my Manifesto for Life/Weaving, they have become inseparable

– find something your are passionate about and build on it

– use the best materials you can afford

-use quality equipment and maintain it

– get advise from the experts, not your best friend or neighbour – keep them as friends

-work it out on paper before charging off

-do a little/or a lot EVERY day – or just sit on the loom bench and think

-don’t settle for “that will do” – keep asking “what if”? (maybe that’s two)

-don’t copy the work of others,  be original

-perfection is an illusion

-never stop learning

last but not least – turn up the music

how about you?

12 Comments leave one →
  1. Bryan permalink
    November 26, 2012 11:50 pm

    Here here.


  2. Renee permalink
    September 13, 2012 9:25 pm

    This was so timely. I was just talking to my son about believing in life and figuring out where and how he fits into his own and what he is going to do with his. I was hoping to inspire him. You inspired both of us.


    • September 15, 2012 9:53 pm

      Renee – thank you, what a lovely thing to say – but it has taken me several tens of years to get to this realization. How old is your son.


  3. September 13, 2012 6:03 am

    do a little/ a lot every day.
    paraphrasing picasso when inspiration comes it will find me working


  4. September 8, 2012 6:21 am

    good advice. i have turned down the music, though, but just recently it’s starting to come back just a little. and what if…there are failures from what iffing, but WHAT successes, too. risk!


    • September 8, 2012 8:57 am

      Velma – “what if-ing” gets easier each time you do it.

      Blandina – the secret is in how you use that learning.


  5. September 7, 2012 11:30 pm

    ‘Never stop learning’ this is the one I prefer.


  6. September 7, 2012 7:55 pm

    -Just sit on the loom bench and DON’T think


  7. September 7, 2012 3:20 pm

    what an inspiring way to start the weekend! thanks for sharing; i love the way it starts and ends. the middle is always my struggle.


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