Amotissé - décembre
Patches, wonderful words & heart weavings
Quite sometime ago, I was inspired to make quilts for my kids using their old favourite childhood t-shirts. It’s been an ongoing project that was finally delivered yesterday, as unique personalised Christmas gifts, that capture their youthful tastes.
The craft of patchwork has been around for a long time and emerged, I imagine, out of necessity before developing into an art of its own. There is much to be admired in patchwork; figuratively, metaphorically and aesthetically. I often feel like a patchwork...I keep adding more pieces to myself as time goes by.
What does/would your patchwork look like? Can you describe it or create it?
Artémis and Armand turn 19 next Sunday, so as I reflect on my own patchy self, I hope they will wrap themselves up in colourful childhood memories and begin to make new ones to add to their future selves.
Earlier on this year I joined a writing challenge called #writeyourheartout, offered by Alvira Publishing. In November, I received an email letting me know that my little collection of poetry has been published! I’m feeling quite chuffed and excited to have realised a dream in my own small way 🥰#bigmagic #poésie #vivecréativité #wanderlust #creativewriting #metissagedecoeur #amotissé
I would love for you to check it out, it’s available as book or ebook via Amazon and Apple iBooks 😊
What does your heart weave and what dreams have you realised?
You don’t have to be a linguist to appreciate the sound of a word, even if you don’t know it’s meaning. Some words have a certain feel in your mouth, the way they roll off the tongue, they just feel good.
My appreciation for words developed enormously while learning French and I enjoy discovering the origins and connections between languages.
I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to words https://pin.it/2zUJlmG
This lovely book has beautiful illustrations and interesting information about words and the world we live in.
What words are special to you? Do you know any untranslatable words?
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For me, it seems there is not much difference between wondering and wandering. It has always helped me find inspiration. Creative dabbling is good for the soul, I couldn't imagine life without it and often surprise myself by what I come up with.