Young, retired, chronically ill-(and chronically fabulous)-single-mom artfully weaving her way through this adventure called life.
Who knew, that I would find my honorary aunt, the magical founder/CEO of Mirrix, and newest and treasured member of my family. A person that has inspired me to push myself in my craft, and has served as a genuine friend and relationship that is treasured. All of this because of applying for what I thought was a shot-in-the-dark chance to become a bigger part of the Mirrix family—a SMFAM participant. The discovery of tapestry/weaving came at a point in my life where I was searching for something to fill the new ‘holes’ that were created in my life through becoming a ‘retiree’. I needed a challenge—yet something that would fit with my new lifestyle. I needed something fresh and new—something that reminded me of my unique abilities; something that could provide a brief escape from the unpredictable nature of my ‘new’ life, spawned by the event of my retirement. I had no clue that such an activity could fill those ‘holes’. The back and forth trance that occurs during a weaving session that transforms my mood and surroundings into pure bliss. I am granted little moments to sit with an incredible tool that serves as an outlet to release my creativity. The possibilities in my mind are endless, and and it produces a trance that for a few moments, makes me forget that I have a chronic disease that prescribes nothing but unpredictability in my life. I wish everyone and anyone could experience the joy that comes with embracing an art and producing professional grade work.