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Humans and The Arts

Since the dawn of time Humans have been learning the Arts. Early man covered themselves for warmth with animal hides (early fashion). They made symbols on cave walls (early painting and storytelling) then came fire, and all hell broke loose. As we rush through history to modern times, Humans have learned many crafts. It would be a daunting task indeed to master them all.

But in that time Arts and Politics have rarely met. You could argue the point by saying politics shaped the human race and therefore dictated the Arts as well.

When they let us have computers, we found like minded crafters further apart. Since we couldn’t talk to our maiden Aunt twice removed on our maternal great grand mother’s side, we couldn’t ask her to teach us! The online knitting, spinning, crocheting, weaving ect….. communities were born! People could talk to each other around the world. As the world became more complicated we looked for support in our crafts and our communities.

I myself have a lot of different hobbies, but they all involve at least one stick and some string. As I got older and more disabled my hobbies became my life, my therapy, my love. I poured my heart and soul into everything I did.

When I first found the knitting (crocheting, spinning) communities, I was very scared to get involved. But I told myself if anyone on this planet would understand a lunatic like me, it would be those communities. I have never been interested in anyone’s religious beliefs, politics, or gender. All I am interested in is Art. I know that I live in the past a lot. But that’s just me. I have never discussed my religion, sex or politics with people who are not involved in my day to day life. I was raised that these things are not discussed in public, that these were private matters. Not to be discussed in public.

Most of these things were further enforced by my profession. As a Nurse, I was taught to be understanding of other peoples beliefs and privacy. To be respectful at all times. There are rules and boundaries that should be upheld. And Lord, if you love your job, NEVER EVER discuss religion or politics at work. Or make socially inappropriate comments about anyone else’s appearance, size or sexual orientation.

It really hurts me to see people that were friends yesterday, are now enemies due to their beliefs. I have friends who have different beliefs than I do, but that has nothing to do with our friendship. We’re friends because we have our Art in common. That’s enough to talk about for me. I don’t think it’s my business to know everything about them, if they feel they need me to know more about them than that, they will tell me if not, I don’t pry into it. I don’t judge people, its not my job.

My job is to share my Art with anyone who would like to hear about it. My hope is that we as a species will someday learn to live together. So, I will continue to share my blogs and my yarns* with you. But I will not discuss politics, religion, race, creed, color or sexual orientation. Also I will not date anyone from work! So don’t ask!

“All we need is Love”

I think that was George, but it could have been Paul! Can you tell I was a Beatle Baby!

*Now buy some yarn and go home and create!

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Happy Springtime!

Some say Spring already started. I always associated it with the Holiday celebrations. It’s time for that Spring Cleaning too. The best part of it is lambing season!

All those adorable babies, frolicking around the farm I’ve seen geese on their nests, the chicks are hatched, baby bunnies, ect…

There have been some naughty Burro’s wandering out of their pastures and around towns. We had one on the highway in Illinois. I hear there were quite a few in Las Vegas as well.

I am going to get all my Pots out today and plant some seeds. I let a few of my herbs go to seed last year so I have some for this year. Now if I can only remember where I put them. I seem to be having a senior moment when it comes to that. You know, you put something away so you won’t lose it. Then forget where you put it!

Is anyone spinning today? I don’t drive anymore because I can’t feel the pedals, but someday I will get a truck modified so I can use my hands for the gas and brake. I wonder would that make it a truck that drives like a bike or a bike that rides like a truck? Anyway that’s why I’m home spinning. But since it’s a holiday, I’m spinning for me!

It’s really hard to see because as everyone on earth knows “I can’t take a decent photo”‘ to save my life. It is a brown, blonde mixed with grey, just like my own hair.

I’m hoping to get enough yardage for a lacy shawl, I think that would look nice when I’m in those freezing cold stores. It took me 4 days (8 hr. shifts) to mix it all on my combs. There were many injuries. Those things are sharp we call them my wolverine claws. I think I will card up the left overs and see if ican get something useful out of them.

I haven’t been perfect,by any stretch of the imagination. But I have tried to put at least an hour on each WIP. Anyone doing any knitting or crochet today. maybe something small to bring with to where you are spending the day. If so tell me about it I love reading your comments. Well I think that’s enough from me today, everyone have a safe and joyous Holiday!