At time passes its becoming easier to relinquish belongings, tossing them into the circle and sending them on to somebody who will enjoy them. The urge to set order to chaos, controlling the situation by offering advice or setting various guidelines still happens, but the urges are fleeting rather than nagging.
This project is helping cultivate the practice of self observation. I've attempted to practice this for years, but the real trick is remembering to engage as the event occurs and habitual modes of reaction are being triggered. By self observation I don't mean neurotic, narcissistic fascination, but rather a gentle, almost humorous attention. Challenging situations occur often as ever, but the practice of recognizing affect and effect is often effective in itself toward simplifying life and distilling each moment to its essence. This seems obvious, but again, the real trick seems to be remembering to do this at the moment events are occurring. For some reason this project is helping me to remember to stay awake and not lapse into the same old habitual behaviors.
Today's Give Away is a set of 8 red glass - beaded tassels. Originally napkin rings, I liked these hanging from the chandelier during the holidays, where they added a Bohemian accent. Better yet, they'd be great used in some sort of tribal dance costume belt, right at the hips to accent movement .
|Imagine them right here, at the hip, 2 or 3 on each side...add a colorful gaudy sash or flashy tribal Kuchi beaded belt studded with mirrors|
|Meanwhile, the other 6 tassels are fine and just about|
this size in real life. Ready to adorn baskets, vases, dolls, Christmas trees, rear view mirrors, or whatever else you can imagine.
Other uses include hanging off of over sized
Bohemian or ethnic design tote bags/purses, backpacks and pouches.