Friday, February 26, 2010


One week ago today I was sitting in Ninas class learning to wire wrap. Surrounded by 21 other women who were full of creative energy, laughter, words, and ideas. Today I spent the day at work, that sterile cold and dull atmosphere. I've been doing my job for over 30 years and the magic is gone. As much as I try to find a place of heart in it I can't and following something as wonderful as this past week-end it is impossible. My mind wandered to wet trails, early spring blossoms, quiet gentle deer, and watching mist roll down the tree lined hills. In my mind I walked the class rooms and looked at art work, painted canvases, collage pages, and fabric art. It was all lovely. Thank goodness it is Friday evening, I've not had a chance to practice what I've learned since I've been home so out comes my tools and wire. I hope you all have a good week-end.


  1. Isn't it wonderful that we have our memories and imagination to escape for a moment when life is less than fulfilling... I am glad you had such a wonderful time at your workshop and that it's now the weekend and you can play!!! Love, Silke

  2. Go practice Lorrie - I'm so anxious to see your creations after reliving the wonderful memories.
    Enjoy the time away from work and get re-energized. I know I am!

  3. Hi my sweet....sounds like you had a wonderful time in los gatos....don't you love that town?

    i LOVED growing up there..would LOVE to still live there...don't think that's going to happen...

    we never took the trip...buddy started coughing..he is fine now....but i just couldn't leave him...there was NO WAY !

    i know you'd understand....

    looks like a rainy weekend...enjoy it my friend and i am glad you're HOME

    sending love,
    kary and buddy

  4. Lorrie - keep those wonderful memories. My "day job" also has nothing to do with what inspires me. Can't wait to see what you create with your newly learned skills.

  5. Hope you are having a productive day with your jewelery tools. Perfect weather for a crafting weekend......