Tuesday, December 29, 2015

So, what's happening next year?

I don't know, I really don't. Of course I have hopes, dreams, aims, goals, but I have learned (and it's taken a really long time) that life is easier when you let God do the planning and you do the following.

At the moment, I would love to further my business. I'd like to wake up, have a shower, some breakfast, maybe walk the dog and then sit down to my loom and weave. And just keep weaving until I wanted to do something else - probably some dyeing. I've tried to work more on being a "real" artist for years and failed over and over. But I don't feel too sad about it anymore.  Because I've come to a realisation.

Being a real artist is not my real job. Being a wife is. Being a mother is. Being a servant of God is. These are the things that God is calling me to first. Everything else has to wait, and this fact is good and right. He gives me time here and there to work on the things I love, but only after my other duties for the day are fulfilled.

Maybe one day I will get to work full time on creative stuff. Or maybe God has other plans for me - whatever the case all He asks is for me to listen and obey, and with His grace, this is what I intend to do.


Sue Elvis said...


Oh yes, God has plans for us and we should be willing to listen to them. I do agree. I also think God plants desires in our hearts for a reason. He just might help us achieve our dreams. So keep weaving and dyeing when you can. Maybe one day you will get to work full-time on creative stuff. If not, God must have something equally fulfilling planned for you!

I love the photo of your children with their pets. Actually, I love all your photos!

Nanna Chel said...

Kelly, you look like a 'real artist' to me. ;-) You work is just beautiful. One day perhaps you will have more time to devote to it. The time when your children are growing up goes so quickly and the investment you are putting into their lives now will be worth the time and effort.

Kelly Casanova said...

Thank you Sue and Nanna Chel for your kind words of encouragement!

www.paperwriting.xyz said...

I totally agree with Nanna! All The things you make look so unique and fascinating. I'd like to wish you a lot of inspiration to make more beautiful things!

Wendy Manson said...

Seems like you've created a lovely family - quite an achievement!