An article has been circulating that has fueled a lot of discussion among knitters, entitled “Never Say This To a Knitter. Really, Just Don’t Do It.” What exactly are you never supposed to say to a knitter? You might think it’s a remark about him/her having too much time on their hands, or an ageist joke about who, stereotypically, is “supposed” to knit. It’s neither of those. The author, Anne Miller, argues—and many knitters agree—that the comment she least wants to hear (and does hear, often) is “You should sell your knitting!”
The first thing I noticed is that the article was published by Yahoo! Makers, which is apparently a thing that exists (neat, I guess). The headline is classic clickbait, designed to compel and stir up discussion. But the article’s thesis, that knitters are tired of hearing well-intentioned randos insist that they should commodify their craft, is…
The more I get into being a maker or shall I say embracing a part of me that was lost or forgotten. I have experienced that lack of men in the craft, not because they don’t take part, but the gathering usually ends up being women. The view is that men don’t so or knit. Yet they dominate in crafts like woodworking and metal work. What is this about?
How can a person with a bad self image harness power? At the level of your true self you already feel complete. You are whole. The only thing the true self wants is to see you whole. Also which involve growth, expansion and evolution. Just being yourself you direct the energy of attraction where it needs to go. There is no need for massive will power. But we make the decision. Personal choices define what gets attracted to us. #DeepakChopra
Watching Lionel Richie on #OWNS #Masterclass, he talked about the coming together of this passionate song – We Are the World in 1985. No matter how long it’s been this song continues to have so much meaning and I think now even more. This is what art does it transcends time.
April has so many things to celebrate and be aware of, not only the coming of spring, but Jazz Appreciation month, Autism Awareness Month, American Arab Heritage month, who knew!
But the one the struck me the most, supported by the US Dept of Health and Human Services, is National Stress Awareness Month. The most interesting thing is I don’t see the information forwarded when so many people in this world need it. But it you take the Jazz Appreciation month (the joy of music) and the National Stress Awareness Month tips (http://www.foh.hhs.gov/calendar/april.html) then you at least begin a ritual in April, that hopefully will carry you all month long. So I am forwarding over the information to those that read this.
Researching, as i do on a daily basis, I found out today is National Drink Wine Day. So for the last 15 minutes of this day. Here is a toast to the wonderful times of being a parent and the quite times…
National Drink Wine Day is celebrated annually on February 18 across the United States. The purpose of National Drink Wine Day is to spread the love and health benefits of wine.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King Jr.
I feel that I have lived this for 17 years, which has been the foundation and glue that has kept me an entrepreneur, when others have lost their way. I’m planning to leave this legacy in life for my son and not just in death. What keeps you going?