Hold Onto Your Heart

This piece is wet felted with Shetland and Marino wool and yarn, ribbon, and bead embellishments.

As I have watched my children grow, I was learning about love. Having children changed me in so many ways. It changed how I looked at my husband, other women and what I think about God. I have always “thought too much” about everything but taking a deeper look at my experiences is how I live my life. Each heartbreaking moment is an opportunity to love deeper, to better understand me, others and my God. Of course, when I was younger I just cried. You know. I just cried. The tears water the broken heart and flush out the debris that will slow the healing.
Watching my children developing their hearts through disappointments, betrayal, and heartache is taking me on a whole other level of growth in my ability to love.

I often look for ways to connect myself to others… to relate to Eve or other women in my life. Not to compare myself to them as if I am not good enough, but to know they survived heartbreak and there will be more disappointments and heartbreak but this heart will heal and still love even more. Yes, you may walk around like you are not part of this world in a fog for a time. But hold onto your heart, daughters. You will heal and love deeper.

Psalms 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

There are many more verses but these encourage me. What are some of your favorites for brokenness and healing?

A Thousand Fibers Connect Us




We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.”      ― Herman Melville


      This is such a beautiful thought.  As a fiber artist I work with fibers and attempt to get them to connect in a way that will tell the story I want to convey. When I need a break while working, I put the glass on top of the painting and set it where I can see it while I do other things around my cabin. I can see what “relationship” I need to work on to create the effect I am wanting to portray. Each of our actions create causes and effects in our connections. Some beautiful and some we do not understand.