On changing directions in life: poem

I have been asked
How does it feel:
These thirty days so far
Trailing at my heel?
Like waves that softly
Reach along the sand, then
Softly still they steal away
again and sink to anonymity
Into the vast sea, these days
Who are you now, so new
Upon this path to authenticity?

My days move quickly
Like the wind,
The sand that shifts beneath it’s hand, like sand
The shifts within my soul are
Quiet colors in early show
The vested years in western health
Though drawn upon my heart
A map that took me far from home
Has led me home to clear the air
My journey here has just begun

About jodynash

I am a textile artist with a background in printmaking and photography. I received my BFA from UC Davis in 1996. Found objects hold a fascination for me partly because of their random nature, but also because it feels right to re-purpose and reuse instead of discard. I suppose my desire to see things gain new life results from my long experience as a Registered Nurse. There is no easy explanation for why I make dolls. As most artists will tell you, we are simply compelled in one way or another. In that, I have been all over the map, to be sure: painting in oils and acrylic, printmaking, silk painting, writing poetry, singing, and dancing. Making these dolls, for now, just feels right and good. That all the wire-twisting, stitches, beading, modeling, and painting are hand-work means a return to the investment of energy into each piece in a way we rarely see in our tech-driven, factory processed products. In addition they are locally produced, and often customized specifically to a customer's design. My skill and approach are always evolving. I am always a student, though often a teacher. I am fortunate to live in beautiful Napa, California, a source for my inspiration and peace, with my equally talented and ever so witty husband.
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