Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Beach Walk

My mind has been cluttered. So many plans swirling around in there. I'm torn between creative ideas that I want to develop and the taxi, laundress and short order cook service I am running for my children. The result... gridlock and frustration. Panic that nothing is happening. Nothing is getting done!
Breathe in. Breathe out.
I stopped and let the waves of my mind's ocean lap back and forth. Things started to wash up. Broken shells, twigs, crab claws, smooth rocks. Bleached out. Perfect in their white smoothness.
I started cutting shapes and sewing them together.

Perhaps this paper garland will remind me to get out of the traffic in my brain.

To pull over, slip on some sandals, hop across the hot sand, and take a slow walk along the beach.


  1. Great blogpost, Jenny! I am taking a quick lunch break at my desk and checked out your blog. There are times that I have to remind myself to breathe in and out, too. Love your garland. Looks a bit 60s modern. Very cool!

  2. Oh yes, I think we all need to remind ourselves to really breathe at times. Great garland-release that stress, and take that walk on the beach!! :)

  3. These are gorgeous. So organic looking and mod at the same time.

    One of the beauties about art is that we have a lifetime in which to create it.

  4. I LOVE this! I might have to make myself one if you don't mnd. :)

  5. I love your stuff so much. So, so much.

  6. you're passing through the gridlock and cruising down that creative highway just fine x