this is why…

For four years, I had a friend at work who wrote sad and beautiful stories and taught himself to draw.  We talked about the creative life and he began to ask me why I no longer wrote or painted as I had done when I was younger.  He used to catch me out looking at beautiful textiles and quilts on the work computer and ask me when I would start making a quilt instead of just dreaming about it. No quilt eventuated. I am a procrastinator.  After a while, whenever we met he would greet me with a cheeky grin and ask: “Where’s my quilt?”

A year ago this week my friend died. He was 31 years old.

So here I am, writing this blog about doing, not dreaming. I think it would make him smile.

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living…simply

Welcome to my blog.  

This is a place where I want to record my attempts to live more creatively, intentionally and attentively.

To live, instead of just going through the motions of wake, work, eat, sleep, repeat.

I’m not sure what’s going to evolve in this space. Definitely there will be some baking adventures and some other creative pursuits. Maybe a little about creating a clutter-free and frugal home.  

So, come along if you like…you’re welcome.