Yesterday was our monthly girls’ SoulCollage® get-together. We begin with a check-in as though some of these friends do see each other regularly, I see them less often. We bring a bag lunch and the hostess usually provides the drinks and dessert. One of our group is extremely limited in her movement so we use the two houses the mostly easily accessible.
Maybe this is a modern version of the women’s sewing circle. I introduced this process to some of the newer members only three months ago and I can’t believe how they have taken to it. Some are making cards at home in between the meetings and everyone has become obsessive-compulsive about snatching potential images from magazines, circulars, mailers. I’ve been ordering the ready-made cards from the SoulCollage® site for them, although I tend to make my own cards from left-over mat stock I get from a few local framers.
This is one of three cards I made yesterday and it is a Community suit card I call Steve Jobs at Apple Computer.
I have also made a page for Steve in my art journal. The Community suit not only contains the actual people who are (or were) in our community but the special folks we wish were in our Community. Steve and his engineers have revolutionized the lives of so many of us over the years and now that he is having health problems, I like to send him energy when I can. The card will help me remember to do that.
I am the one who first used an Apple computer when my kids were in high school, but began to use one regularly in 1991 when I was hired by Chadwick School. At that time most of the school used Apples, but Mac is used predominately in the classrooms and for the “creative staff” these days. And I am so grateful for that. I am the one who likes to picture in my mind Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak building their first computer in a garage while they were still in high school and then living out the rags to riches plot. I am the one who personally owns a desktop iMac, a MacBook laptop, an iPad, and at work I have a really loaded iMac with a large screen. My son installed Apple TV for me this year. I hope to get an iPhone this November when my current Verizon plan is over.
The only question I can think to ask of the card is, “Steve, what have you got up your sleeve next?” and maybe, “What can I do to make MacWorld a reality for myself next year?”
Steve, I surround you in the white light of healing and health. The world needs you for many years to come.