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Heartfelt & Handmade

Heartfelt & Handmade

“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, 
they are felt with the heart.”
 - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

There will always be a special place in my heart for this book and the story of the little prince, his rose, and his fox. It will always remind me of my dad- he shared this story with me when I was young and we talked about it from time to time over the years. Sometimes he made me think of the fox, but that's a story for another day.

I know it may seem a little counterintuitive for me, as a product based small business, to bring up the unseen beauty in life. But as a small handmade business, that unseen beauty is what fills me up and gives me the inspiration to create. There’s so much love that goes into each piece, but also, especially in the last couple years, there’s been so many other things woven into each piece. It’s been the love, the sadness, the relief, the excitement, the frustration, the grief… all of the things I’ve felt while working on my art and my pillow covers. 

My weaving is actually one of the things that brought me back into myself after my dad passed away and continues to be a place where I can bring big feelings and just be with them. There are times when I sit down at my loom with my shoulders tense, my mind buzzing with ‘to do’ lists or new ideas. But once I’m settled and have found my rhythm, my shoulders drop, my mind slows down, and it almost feels as though the weaving itself has taken the weight of everyday life from me. 

As I’m typing this, I paused to reread the quote above and just had an interesting thought… 

Maybe, when it comes to pieces of art or anything made by hand (pottery, textiles, painting, writing, etc.), all that is unseen and felt with the heart actually helps to create the most beautiful things as well.

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