3KCBWDAY3 - The Unsung Heroes - Day 3

So, I have this recurring dream for myself.  I won't dispel all of the dream (in case in turns into an amazing best seller some day), but I will tell you this much about said dream: 

I have the luxury of visiting all of these wonderful countries - not the tourist attractions, but where reality resides.  While there I literally sit at the feet of the true artisans.  The ones who go unnoticed. The ones in the villages.  The ones barely being paid for the beauty that they create with their bare hands.  The ones who know the secret, even if they don't realize that they know it.
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Humbling myself before them, I watch and learn.  I learn new ways to combine colors.  New techniques for tying those knots of yarn with my hooks or needles.  I'm learning the story behind the art.
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And when I finally come back to my home, I am changed.  I see in a new light.  I am able to take what I have learned and create something new.  No, not copying the technique but being inspired by it in such a way that whatever I can now create has transformed itself into what I had always imagined.

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These unknown men and women are my unsung heroes.  I am inspired by their skill, their wisdom, and the story they tell with their yarns.

You really don't know how many times I've had this dream.  How many times I've seen myself wearing flip flops, carrying a small backpack full of yarn needles, and of course my camera.  Every time I even think of the possibility of this dream coming to life, I smile.  I mentioned it to a friend of my brother and his response was:  "Sounds like you like anthropology."

If this dream ever becomes reality, know this - I will write a book.
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Continuing to be inspired,


  1. Very beautiful thoughts, Libby! That's a wonderful dream to have and I would certainly buy that book. :)

  2. I know what you mean but.....you are living that dream right now. Open your eyes creative traveling diva, your are at your destination and it is bigger and more beautiful than you have even imagined.

    I look forward to seeing more.

  3. I hope this dream comes true for you Libby! The learning experience would be so amazing and it would make for a beautiful book. I would love to visit the Karen Hill Tribes in Thailand who create the most amazing silver pieces for jewelry!

  4. What a wonderful dream to have come true! It would be a great book also. :)

  5. Wow. It must be such an amazing experience for you to get to see and learn while traveling. I hope you get to your book!

  6. Wouldn't that be something? We can learn a lot in our virtual world, but there's nothing like being at the feet of true artists!


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