felt with the heart

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

I came across this quote by Helen Keller one grey, rainy day at the end of last year. It was during a moment when I was really struggling to know which direction to take for my wool work, and even more struggling to find the courage to pursue it. That day, these words resonated deeply with me and helped me overcome some of the creative & personal obstacles that were blocking my path.

I wanted to begin the month of May by reminding myself of these words, because they sum up so much of how I feel about the creative work I am slowly endeavouring to pursue here. And also because I am hoping they will help me muster up the courage to take the plunge in a couple of short weeks time and finally share my work with the world, when I open the doors of my little shop.


Previously in Monthly Quote: “I wish…” (Jane Austen)

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3 Comments

  1. Slow is good Fran and it makes for projects coming to life, infused with love and attention. I love your blog and the little glimpses it offers into bear making. I am thinking of making 4 bears for my adult children’s memory boxes so shall follow you to make them come to life. Thank you.

    • Hello Anne, thank you so much for your thoughts. In a world where we are forever encouraged to do things at a fast pace and be constantly busy, it is likely very to know there are fellow kindred spirits out there who also value the slowness of things!

      Are you intending to make mohair, jointed bears for your children? That sounds like such a wonderful project, I hope you will find inspiration & encouragement here in my little space.

      Many thanks for stopping by, warmly Fran

  2. Hi Fran,

    My children are nearly grown up but I would like to make them each a bear to cuddle when they have had a bad day. I think I will use the steiff fabric you do. I hope to clothe them in something individual to them.

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