I’m pretty sure we all go through times in our life when we feel clueless about life no matter how experienced we thought we were. My personal roller coaster has been being out of work following a life changing experience, many ups and downs with some days being horribly dark (you know the type) have culminated in my starting a new job last week wth a company who have been on my radar for many years and for all the right reasons. To be honest I would have choked on my cuppa had I been drinking one when Jane my new boss called me the day after my interview to say I’d got the job and how excited they were to have me coming on board. ME, silly, crazy, (apparently funny), quirky I’m an artist don’t you know darling me!!!!
No warmer welcome could have waited me and now 2 weeks in my roller coaster is on the rise. I am working with my most favourite client group lovely reader. I am a pretty highly qualified support worker for vulnerable people but my specific group now is Older People. I LOVE LOVE the group. They are funny, talented, rude, intolerant and just gawjus! If that weren’t enough for me my ladies will sit and talk all things crafty till the cows come home HOORAH!
This group of people in our society are so over looked time and time again in the UK. The wealth of knowledge sitting inside their heads just waiting to be shared with any one of us who cares to ask leave me humbled.
In just 2 weeks I have seen works of art made by their very own hands, some many years ago and some only last week. I have noticed the ones who have art in their life, be it sewing, knitting, gardening, baking or the likes are the ones whose emotions sit closest to the surface but also have the most life about them.
Maybe us young pretenders with our strange roller coaster lives have that to look forward to. Being the ones who are more ‘with it’, ready to share, love and laugh.
For me in summary, being a creative has what I thought was its cross to bear – being an emotion pendulum but now I know it’s that very cross, that funny type of madness we share that will ensure our future will be wonderfully colourful, vibrate, textured and just down right FUN!
Even when I’m in ‘mad’ phase I can squeeze out some creativity. For beautiful Amelia the newest addition and first of the next generation in our clan, Great Neice an Auntie Samantha blanket 😍