I can't believe we are so far through the year already. Autumn is in full swing and I have happily hosted two doll making workshops here in our little house. I don't know if you can really understand how wonderful , how therapeutic it is to join with a group of very different people to work together making dolls. Everyone brings a wealth of life experience and is eager to learn and share and laugh and relax together. The majority at each workshop are from interstate and that adds as extra level of sharing, sharing this beautiful state with them even if most of the time it is just my home and garden.
Later in the year, in the springtime there will be more workshops. I'll add the details to the workshop page as soon as things are finalised.
I an quietly working away on my dolls. This year it seems a very personal experience, I feel that I am creating for me, to give voice to the essential me more than ever before. Of course to share with you is a huge part of the creating, to put myself out there, to connect in some way with you who follow along here, who are part of my journey.
Looking back at my goals from so long ago, ten years ago when I first started writing my blog, I can see I am, more or less, where I wanted to be and that's pretty special you know. So much life has been lived in that time, my children are now grown and the nest is almost empty. I've spent an awful lot of time with my craft, my dolls. Oh heavens, more hours than I can ever imagine, learning and creating and dreaming and trying to figure stuff out. Ten years, of blogging, of strangely sharing snippets of my life and thoughts with, well with whoever wants to read it. Such a funny thing to do.
Thank you to those of you who have been around for a while, I know there are some who have been reading from the beginning, that's pretty special too.