Monday, 26 August 2013

The Return of Authentic Weekly BS with some Handmade Monday on the Side

So, I've swithered over this decision for a while now.  I started the month joining the August Break, and I managed to get to day 15.  Did I enjoy
the experience?  Yes, thank you Susannah Conway for bringing so many creative folks together.  I really enjoyed seeing what other folks brought to the screen, especially the Brandi Girl Blog colour palette for each day, and I shall continue to follow and share the great finds.  I've come to realise that I really am not a joiner, never have been really.  I only lasted about 6 weeks in the Brownies.  And my track record hasn't improved much since then.  What I do enjoy is sharing?

Part of the reason I chose to do the August Break came with the title, thinking it would be a break.  I'm not really one for taking pics every day so it was really becoming more of a chore than a break.  That and as I seem to be getting my creative act together,  it's important I find my voice here on my blog. In order to do that I need to write and get my stuff out there.

  So the thing that I was most sure about was my Sunday BS.  My Sunday BS is a great tool for me.  I get to review the week gone by, plan for the week ahead and share some of the great stuff I've found on my journey.  And it feels right to bring it back tagging on to Handmade Monday with a look at my and others' crafting antics.

I could review the 3 weeks gone by in depth or just give the cliff notes.  It's been an eventful few weeks, we discovered that my son has aspergers and that my depression is more work related than I've given credit to.  To be honest I don't like to give much thought let alone credit to my 'day job'.  I think Lisa Esile summed it up when she wrote about her depression.  She's begun to see it as a call for change.  Don't get me wrong I know there is the whole chemical imbalance thing going on but if you can get yourself to a place of acceptance - no, acceptance isn't the word.  If you can make peace with yourself, give yourself a break and realise that some days will be harder than others to deal with.  And 'yes' there are some times it's best to give in to the dog, save the energy you would use for the fight and recharge your batteries.  If it seems like I just skimmed over the whole aspergers thing believe me it is way up there in playing the starring role over the last year and a half of our lives, but it is something that really opens a whole new avenue and not one that can be covered in a few lines.  I'm sure I will write lots about it as time goes by and as my knowledge and understanding improves.

On the old Feedlysphere I have quite a backlog of posts to read/skim through.  I would say my major find was Miki Strong's Unemployable Woman.  As much as I relate to Maya Angelou's Phenomenal Woman now and again I definitely resonate with Miki's Unemployable Woman. I am loving the whole Connection Collaboration and Contribution vibe echoed at Handmade Harbour and most recently at KnitnRun4Sanity  with the introduction of BloggingBuddies.  Sometimes I just want to smile out loud with how much I love the blogging community. (that's a tweetable)

And I am not blind to this serendipitous arrival as I have been spending time getting myself organised at linkedin and people per hour.

My crafting this week has been a little sparse to say the least as I've been doing so much organising.  I've arranged a display of my Unique Handcrafted Ribbon Jewellery as a reminder, to me, of what I can do.  I'll be adding my textured art soon.

In the meantime I'm off over to Handmade Harbour to see what all you other lovely creatives have been up to - and then a 'quick' cuppa as my Crafty Mag has just arrived.




  1. It sounds like you've had a tough time, so here's a *hug* from me - I'm a firm believer in the power of hugs whether actual or virtual! I think its a great idea to display some of your work where you can see it so that you can remind yourself how good you are.

    1. Thanks Lucy your hug is greatly. Looks like you had a busy week with your little helper - I love the insights little people bring to our lives. Cx

  2. Phew. I want to echo Lucy in that you really have had a tough time. Things will change. You will learn how to cope with your son, now that you have a bit more of an understanding. There are many things that you can do that will help you all. I am hoping that you are getting some sound advice from those around you so that you can all find a way to move forward. As for your depression, I think you sound as if you are well along the road to that one as well. I found that half of the battle was acknowledging it. Accepting it is definitely another step along the way. I never thought that I could be where I am today so keep believing.
    Thank you so much for your very kind words, and the tweets. All greatly appreciated. Keep believing in yourself and looking at the things you have achieved. You create amazing things and are a key part in the whole online blogging/tweeting life. You are a great champion of others - just don't forget to champion yourself. Hugs. xxxx

    1. Thanks, I'm trying to champion myself more and get my head round everything else. Thanks for the boost. Have a great week Cx

  3. Sounds like you have a lot to deal with right now... i think crafting and creativity in general can be a great stress reliever and antidote to all the seriousness of difficult issues, i hope you've found that too. I look forward to seeing more of your creations! x

    1. Thanks Natalie I'm finding creativity a great stress reliever these days. I guess I always have just got round to appreciating it more. Cx



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