I don’t know about you, but these days, my heart has taken a bashing or two…hundred. The world has become so closed off, so remote, and so distant, that my heart sometimes feels like it shrunk three sizes. (My apologies to Dr. Seuss.)
And that’s when I need to remind myself to refocus, redirect, and refill my heart. Often that is possible just by the simple act of needle felting a heart.
I always find my spirit begins to brighten up when I’m creating hearts, particularly if I am able to use a riot of colors with which to create them. And, when I allow my needle to follow the contours of the colors combining, well, that brings a smile. Finding the shadows, felting them deeper into recessed areas, and seeing the patterns become dimensional gives me joy.
And we all need a little joy in our lives right now.
So take my suggestion to heart-literally. Find a heart shaped cookie cutter, stuff it with all the bits and bobs of wool you have lying about and stab that heart into existence. I promise, it’ll do your heart good.