Friday, July 2, 2010

Letting go of Hopes and Dreams...

I've been doing quite a lot of letting go of Hopes and Dreams these days...

The hopes that I would make certain projects...


craft books I won't be keeping...but they may show up in a give-away...

The dreams of day trips to quaint and charming towns...

okay, maybe I still harbor a tiny hope of seeing Cayucos ;)

The hope of restoring an old painting...

a 3-D painting from art classes taken; the 3-D parts have all broken off over time before I could get a good picture of it for my portfolio; it's time to give up the ghost...

...and the dream of creating blue glass bead necklaces...

too many blue beads to count! but they might be good for a give-away later...

I've been letting go of old remnants of the young girl I once was...

old notes, to-do lists and sketches of garments I won't be making...but there is always a project on the horizon!

...as I continue to cherish the bits of me that have have always been a constant...and the values I still hold close and dear...

 a postcard from New Orleans I have always treasured - it always seemed as if you could FEEL the JAZZ coming from this postcard!


Values I hold on to: truth, beauty, joy, love, wisdom, integrity - to name a few...


and the memories of places I've been and I hope to return to soon...
I haven't been a good flea market in nearly three years and I really miss that part of my life...

I'm still holding onto some Hopes and Dreams - hoping to turn old vintage garments into a new garment...

this will make a lovely skirt and the left overs will be great for embellishments on other items...

...and I'm DEFINITELY dreaming of a beautiful creative play-space where there is room for more than one artist to play...

bits and bobs of inspiration in the colors for my play-space - YUM!

...as I continue to hold a vision of Creative Independence...

5 comments:

I Saw You Dancing said...

Dear friend,
This sounds like a very important clearing for you to be making right now.
As SARK says, your dreams never die. Perhaps by letting go, you are enabling them to come back to you in another form?
Kat xx
PS Thank you so much for your gorgeous email, which really warmed my heart. Am a bit behind on replying, forgive me.

pepper said...

Oh what lovely things and thougths and memories. I have a suitcase of things like this, I can't quite let them go just yet, but maybe I will have another look and see. LOVE those colours for the playroom, so exquisite!
Pepper x

phonelady said...

Yes glad I am not the only one that likes to go over and clean out my crafting stuff and then clean again .

Gwynnie B said...

Hopes and dreams change as we do. Letting go allows new ones to emerge, and sometimes they're better! Letting go also forces us to be totally honest with what we truly want. Just because we hung on to it for so long doesn't make it right, right??

When I was 12 my best friend and I decided we'd each get a Corvette. Years later we still said we wanted one, only I really didn't, but I didn't want to disappoint my friend. I held on to this dream for so long I felt bad that I didn't want to fulfill it anymore.

So a few years ago I went down to the car lot by myself, approached about 5 car sales men with nothing to do, and said I wanted to test drive a Corvette. They all looked at me like I was crazy since I wasn't with a man to "help" me. I finally convinced one of them to let me drive the yellow Corvette on the lot. Wow! Whata' thrill to be behind the wheel of my dream car!!

I enjoyed every minute of it. I drove back to the lot, said thank you and left (of course, he thought I'd bring my husband back to okay the purchase). When I drove away in my little car I felt such relief knowing I didn't want that Corvette. I finally let go of a dream that held me captive for years.

Maybe not an interesting story, but to me it was a life changing moment. From then on I looked at my childhood dreams, blessed them and then released them, and allowed new ones without strings to enter my life.

I'm so happy to hear you are doing the same! But if you do decide to visit Cayucous after all you have to let me know as I'm less than 20 minutes away!!

danielle said...

WOW! I just love this post Monica! It is so true that at times in our life we need to re-evaluate, to review our goals and our dreams. Thank-you for this telling post that reminds us that we need to take stock once in a while...We need to revisit and make sure we are still investing in the right things, for the right reasons.. Some of our dreams do evolve with time, but those that stay the same...that is your compass...the direction you absolutely need to follow. Thank-you for sharing this. And thank-you for the lovely comment on my blog. I am so grateful. xox