05/6/13

Putting Our Creative Foot Forward

Leather Inspiration

Leather Inspiration

Until that day, I couldn’t imagine that an estate sale could become a catalyst for a revelation that, years later, still inspires me. The sale was advertised online and promised treasures that I had to see. I drove to an unfamiliar part of town and followed signs to the sale site. I entered a house I’d never visited before and was greeted by the owner, a woman I did not know. She welcomed me warmly and as I began to look around at the items displayed for sale, she returned almost immediately and said “I have been waiting for you” and then “this is yours.” She removed the price tag from the plaque in her hands on which was mounted two embroidered beaded shoes from India called “juties.” She said it was a gift for me. The plaque had hung for years at the entrance of her meditation room and to her it signified walking a spiritual path. Of course I was speechless—and grateful. (And confused) Continue reading