Finally, I’m back online after what seemed like an eternity.
Did I miss anything?
Without the web I actually found some kind of peace. Odd, isn’t it? This little laptop and my connection to the greater world is my only source of income. Let me rephrase that. It is my only source of FINANCIAL income. Without the internet for the last week and more I was benefited a silence, a return to the work itself, to the knitting of bears while Japanese pipe music played in the background. It relaxes me.
With no ear bent towards gossip, with no idea what was happening to the lands beyond the great blue, I was isolated and left to tend to my thoughts, my moments, and doing my best to allow one not to supercede the other. While my hands were knitting surely, slowly, and with a methodic rhythm, my mind was still and devouring the simple hint of a bird’s chirp over there, or the soft gulp of a wave as it gobbled up some of the shore. Wind went whirling through the trees, breezes bent reeds in the marsh and had them bow, the tugging turn of their resilience forcing them back upright, ready for another moment to curtsy to the muddy soil that keeps it alive.
So, the world went by without me, even though I was firmly attached to it the whole while. I did mind the lack of internet the first few days, but after that, I didn’t seem to really think of it. “How am I going to sell some teddy bears and make some money?” And that little part of the mind that seems to know more than you do quietly said, “Do the work in quiet for a while….Do everything in quiet for a while.”
I thought I’d share some photographs with you of the little room I rent with its simple hot plate for me to cook dinner on, and the one tomato I wish would hurry up and grow up.
You can also see a little shot of where I work. This desk that has my bears and books sorted all over it. A cup of tea to the left and a stack of Everyday Food Magazines I got at the thrift store for 50cents. There’s also a great shot of the cat I’m working named “Lynks” for Melissa.
I started a campaign on indiegogo.com to help raise the funds to keep the bears going, to raise the capital to finish writing “Will Knit for Food,” and to help cover some of my expenses while I sort out this interesting life of mine and get back on track.
Furthermore, I have missed talking to all of you and hope you’re well. I’m reading an inbox that has 150 email messages in it. None of it spam, much of it from you.
OH! And my mother, retired and on a fixed income said she couldn’t help financially, but could spend some of her free time to crochet blankets, hand them to me so that I could sell them for extra money. So, if anyone would like it, or if you know of anyone who would, you can get it here directly.
Happy Sunday, everyone. Its going to be a beautiful day, and do you know why? Because I said so. 🙂
To buy the blanket my mom donated, click any of the photos and you’ll be taken to Paypal. There’s only one!