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Saturday, 15 November 2014

Sticks unite!

When you boil it all down, there is one thing that is guaranteed  - and that is that nothing will stay the same.

Now, I'm not opposed to change, in fact I crave it sometimes. When things are the same for too long, the gypsy in me gets pouty and begins secret machinations to get things moving. This can be (and is mostly) without my consent.
'What?' you say, 'are you hiding some extra personalities in there?' well, yes. Who isn't if we're being honest? See how fast change can happen? I didn't even see that one coming...boy, this computer age really is fast.

Where would we be if the seasons never changed? If the laws didn't change? If the remote didn't change the channel?
Stuck. that's where.

This brings us to where I live most of my life, my modus operandi, if you will - is at stuck.
I'm writing this in the hope that I might find some other 'stuck-ees' out there who feel the same (perhaps one of you can come up with a better name for it - sticks maybe?). To give you an example of what gets me in this predicament, here's my own checklist of sticking points;
"What do you want to be when you grow up?"...? = stuck

"Do you want to wear dresses or climb trees?" ...? = stuck
"Combat boots or heels?" ...? = stuck

"Computer games or classic literature?" ...?  = stuck

"Cup of tea and blankie or vodka and lipstick?" ...? = stuck
Now, all those things can and have changed as I've grown. And by that I mean I have mostly chosen both. That is probably due to the gypsy inside of me again - I mean, really, who says change means you must let go of what you already have in order to move forward? Can't we do as the Romans did and embrace the new in one hand while weaving it into it's already thriving culture? Let's move past the fact that the Roman empire is now defunct and focus on the 500 years or so that advanced civilization existed...

So being stuck maybe isn't such a bad thing. Maybe it's a mechanism that means we don't throw out things that make us who we are in a bid to keep up. So be stuck. For a little while, then embrace the bits you want and move forward with it.

I have been stuck on drawing for a while now, but still here with me is the Forest goodies that made me start this venture in the first place. So to honor being stuck with my past while still moving forward, I have compiled a page of stitched flaw babies so you can peruse them all in one place. They are still all made to order, so If you get stuck on one of them, I can make it happen for you.

Happy sticky beaking. (see what I did there? shyeah...)

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