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Spring Calm

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If You are a long time reader of this blog, You may already know how much I am passionate about seasons and Autumn in particular, but after I had my child, Spring took a special place into my heart and it appeals to me as much as Fall.
I enjoy taking a walk in the park and smelling the flowers, touching trees and hearing the bird's song.
I am enchanted by the simplicity of old fashion games that children still love to play and make them happy.

I endend up with a personal thought, April and May are magic months.Gems are popping out on the tree's branch, flowers are seen everywhere, giant smelling Roses, beautiful Geraniums and Oh, the Lilies and the yellow Ranunculus!

I forgot the Flower Power for a long time in my life, but I am uravelling my root, and I am knowing myself much better in those awakening years and I know the importance of flower: they made my beloved grandma Nina singing on the balcony while she water them in the sunlight.

And this remember of her happily singing its one of the precious moments into my childhood and it's a piece of the puzzle I am today.
I am the one who loves the small things in life, who loves the simplicity.
I was talking to a friend once when I sentence:

"Lighten up to being lit up" and so, "Simplify to get simplicity worth in your life".

that is...my new philosophy.

I am taking a pause from crafting. I occasionally do sketch and watercolors if I feel inspired and started writing again. I have some TO MAKE (dresses I want to sew and

sweaters I want to knit), but the TO DO's actually have the priority on my list, so I have to procrastinate those to make in Autumn or maybe in Winter.

This Spring needs me to enjoy my path, my family, those little beautiful things and take some painful decisions.... and then, if God or Whatever Would like, I'll have all the life to struggle with a seam, a ball of yarn a new pair of needles.

So here I am going to share some of the significant days in those past weeks.

partecipated at the Trieste Mini Maker Faire 2015 as a Kids area hostess on Saturday

and as a mom with her child visitors on Sunday

Enjoyed this stunning view coming back home on saturday evening

A Glass of Wine is good for the soul once a week

A new book on my shelf ready to be read

Ysolda's and Giuseppina's new sweaters are on my TO MAKE list.

till next time, xoxo, Giusy

 

so much in so much out

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Hello Dear Me...

Who are you? How are you?

How do you feel lately?

What's this process in wich you jumped in?
Are you still the creative one?

 
Who are you, Giusy? Are you the small dancing creature in the waterfall?

Or are you the screamer in a no man land? Are you the mother?

Are you the lonely woman that you’ve been on the lasts years?
How are you, Giusy?

Happy? Thoughtful? Free?


How do you feel lately, Giusy?

Do you feel the sadness? Again and again?

Did you felt beautiful today showing your naked legs in a miniskirt?

Or did you felt still alone, the "old slipper" ironic and cynic….?


Where is the creative one, Giusy?

Is she gone forever?

Where is the knitter, the seamstress, the sole-mate of your own?

Are you the writer and the sketcher now?

Want you rewrite and re-sketch your life?

Are you still the same person who you thought you were a month ago?

Nope, I don’t.

I change day by day, moment by moment.


and Yes, I am.


It’s the same old story, the same old lady, the adolescent who hasn’t the courage of taking the active part at the party.

The same who look at others happy life, without being one of them.

I wish
I will


and the time goes by…

one day….

I wish
I will

Who?
Where?

and the time goes by.

Giusy


Love Your Blog: Ugly

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Let me say it, I LOVE this week prompt for the LOVE YOUR BLOG challenge series, even if it might sound.... UGLY.

There are a lot of Ugly things to love and share this time.

Have you ever heard about Kim Werker’s book "Make it Mighty Ugly”?

Photo and text content taken from Kim Werker's website

Photo and text content taken from Kim Werker's website

Tara Swiger nominated this as her 11 best book of 2014 and I completely agree.

When I discovered Spoonflower for the first time I was really excited about the fact I could design my own fabric for my projects and sewing something that was 100%me. But i didn’t already know that I was fighting with my demons. I always thought of not being able to draw, so I try to suppress the urge to do it.

Nevertheless every time I entered a stationery store, remained hours watching and turn in my hands pencils, brushes, paints, sketchbooks. Until one day I took courage. I bought a box of beautiful colored pencils, a pencil and a sketchbook. And I've realized that no matter how much we think we are good at something, the important thing is to believe in it, to want to do it, to explore this thing, get closer and and begin to make it.

Sometimes I think that making so many things might seem ugly to whom read my blog.

I'm asking the questions that I think might be my readers:

  • It will be so good one that makes all these things?
  • She does with passion or try in all fields?

Without thinking that behind all these things I have had years of experience, years of sewing, knitting, and so a lot of PASSION for the handmade and creativity.

And yes, I want to draw and sketch also, and even if it mighty Ugly, I will make it again and again.

And if I enjoy texture designing, I will do it, just for me and maybe just for a few of them who will love my fabric, and might enter the latest drawing in a contest and try to hit the 10 finalists! (Vote! if you would love to help me rich this goal ;))

Till next time, xoxo and make it happily!

:) Giusy


Love Your Blog: Beginnings

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Are social media substituting blogs and chat? probably they are, but there are always nostalgic people as I am that keep going on writing their blogs, less frequently then a few years ago, but they are keep writing.
So, Instagram is much more immediate when the urge of sharing a few snaps of your creative daily is calling and i have to admit that the instant pleasure of a bunch of love and response makes feel good, but it is frustrating when you want to share something more, and why and what about you make what. And when I stumble upon one of my favorite blogs, and read about Kate's "Love your Blog” challenge, a big capital letter YES appeared into my mind.

A Playful Day

 

I am blogging from 1996, yes it is about 20 years I am in the WebWordWorld, I’ve got different nicknames on those past years but always wrote about my creativity process and always with the intent of sharing my love for arts and creativity with the wonderful world wide Community.

So here I am ready to inspire and get inspired by this very nice Challenge. This week prompt is

Beginnings

And I have 2 of them to share this week.

First: I recently found myself contemplating and would love to improve my handwriting, and a though of a letter writing club and swap comes to my mind.

Here is the pic I share about this project at my instagram feed

Would you love to get in? I would be so happy if you do! just drop me an e-mail and let me know which option do you like to partecipate in (Opt 1 Light letter+sketch or a drawing made by you, or Opt 2 Heavy - package with letter, handmade item and a treat for the recipient) and I will add you on the group swap mailing list and by the first week of the next month or after we get 20 partecipant you will get the name of the secret sister you will send the letter/package.

Second: this year I would love to make me a favor. I stopped buying ready wear garment from 2 year now, except for some underwear and very lovely ethical made dresses, I ended up with the desire that I want to make my own garment from now on, and my intention for this year is to design or sketch what I am making or I want to. So for each garment I will make, there will be an illustration or a sketch of the garment, as I have done this past week on my first dress of this season. My sewing mojo is still live! (I will blog about the dress very soon)

hand drawing and handwriting by me after finished the dress #1 pattern by Sonya Philip of 100 act of Sewing

hand drawing and handwriting by me after finished the dress #1 pattern by Sonya Philip of 100 act of Sewing

thanks Kate for building this wonderful blog challenge! and if you would love to be inspired by other bloggers about this week prompt, here are all the partecipant.