Ms. Cass & Ms. Tam at the Kitchener Market Craft Show 1993
Of course when real life kicks in with all it distractions and responsibilities, it's hard to make the time and effort to dedicate to the purpose of creating. Regardless, we made the decision that this year will be the start of something different. We are trying to work together, mesh schedules, balance a newborn and every other facet of family life and continue to create - with no excuses.
A few years ago the loss of our mother, a real crafting Jedi, has been our greatest source of motivation. It got us talking about how much we miss crafting and how when we create something with our hands, we feel closest to her. She was such a creative force. She taught us to try every medium and never get discouraged if something didn't turn out. She was always the first to let us know how "beautiful" or how "smart" something was and always encouraged us to make more. She truly, truly believed in her heart and soul that we needed to dedicate ourselves to using our creativity to make things and in doing that, she knew we would be greatly successful. With that belief in us and her driving force behind us, how could we not try to live up to that potential.
Which brings us to here, taking that first step together, beginning a new chapter in both our lives(as fully and sometimes chaotic) trying to live as our true self"s.
Let the journey begin.