I am not normally inclined to notice or mark milestones in an overly enthusiastic way (except my birthday, which family members will know runs for at least two months in a ‘birthday season’, so I can eat as much cake as possible), but this post is apparently my 50th blog post, and seemed a suitable occasion for a little more depth than is usually found here.
The hiatus between the 49th and 50th posts has been partly due to a two-week holiday (more on that later) and also to the general demands of daily life, but is mostly because I have been trying to work out what I am trying to communicate through this blog. I could just leave it to work itself out, but that’s not really like me, so I have come up with the following:
The focus of this blog is on creativity, craft, and design, whether it be photography, pie or a piece of embroidery.
As such, it is a reflection of one of my interests, and certainly isn’t a diary of all or most of what I spend my time doing or thinking about. It is deliberately not intended to include commentary on social or political issues, not because those things are unimportant to me, but because I prefer to engage with those matters in other forums.
Our surroundings and the things we make, grow, use, and love as part of our daily lives seem insignificant when compared to what happens in the world, in our lives, and in the lives of those less fortunate. I think, though, that they can help us find joy and beauty in life, in nature, in small things, in memories and anticipation, and that these are worth finding.
Thank you for reading, and I hope you continue to enjoy the blog.