Learning makes life joyful. Well, not every lesson is FUN, but for the most part, learning does bring joy. Finding a new craft, art or subject to learn about is like discovering a favorite author wrote a whole series of books you haven't read. I don't always do anything with what I'm learning. But I am rarely bored.
A recent interest is fabric design. I love finding and looking at antique fabrics and the variety of prints made. I love the whimsy of some old patterns - and it's amazing how modern some Civil War fabrics feel. A dear lady sent me some antique fabrics last year and I have so enjoyed looking at them and thinking about who designed them, where and how they were printed, and who wore them! I am enjoying reading The Textile Blog, seeing examples of antique fabrics and learning about copyright law in 1842.
So I ordered some books on fabric design and fabric printing. I'm really looking forward to learning about this!