You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
I have always been a firm believer in the ‘one step at a time’ approach to living. I remember walking to the top of Croagh Patrick in Ireland meditating on the thought of just putting one foot in front of the other. As I was searching for a quote for this week’s blog, I came across these words from Martin Luther King, Jr. They seemed appropriate at one level as once again my country is reeling from an onslaught of violence, this time against a community who lived the philosophy of Rev. King to the fullest. From a different, totally light hearted perspective, the quote resonated literally with the process of building a home that is currently monopolizing my time.
While my adventures in house construction continued this week, I received some positive news on the fiber arts front. The 6×6 exhibit that I wrote about in early June sent me a note that my contribution has already been purchased! I am pleased that with almost 6000 pieces, mine has already been selected by someone. My name has been already revealed to the purchaser so I can share the piece with you here. (People buy the art works without knowing who created them.)
There are still many more wonderful pieces available for purchase online on Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s website. I encourage everyone to go check them out and consider contributing to a great cause.
While most of my time in the past week has been spent on house construction, I did find a few minutes to work on my latest pouch. I brought two along on this trip, perhaps optimistically thinking that I would be able to complete both. While that won’t be the case, stitching on this piece did help remind me of my fiber artist identity. 🙂
Linking, as always, to Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Friday blog.