"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would have not a single bit of talent left, and could say: "I used everything you gave me."
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Whats in a word
Ostentatious, that's what a woman said as she was looking at my beadwork in the Gallery. She did not know that I was the beader...it was just her immediate reaction when she walked up to my display. Ok so how do I take that? It means, flashy, trashy, garish, crass, flamboyant, pompous, highfaluting (my favorite), swanky, extravagant, and on and on. It has left me afflicted with doubt. I wanted to reply that she was afterall in a GALLERY. But I said nothing, and here 3 weeks later it is still leaving me in a state of doubt. I guess maybe I should hang up my beads....but then what would I do? Oh well, just keep plugging along I guess. Am I getting thinned skinned in my old age? That picture makes me laugh...I'm not sure why....I know living in a mainly fishing village that fancy beadwork is not on the "I want" list for locals, but the tourists seem to like it. Especially the ones that live in big cities or ones that are very socially inclined.
Well, I will leave behind a yard sale of items for my kids to get rid of.