Monday, September 4, 2017

Taking Tme For Change

Hi! have you ever needed to just change in order to get some spark? I've been happy making cards and enjoying the friends who have come over to learn some new techniques! but WOW! I got in a rut and realized that I need change for a while- to just create for me and my mind, heart and soul.
   Some feed their mind, heart and soul with being artfully creative, others by being numerically creative, or mechanically creative, or even creative with cuisine. I'm sure there are many other creative outlets.  At any rate, I really see the importance of each person encouraged and allowed to create frequently.  It nourishes our being and soul. I think it may be more expressive of our thoughts and ideas than words can articulate, and there is no argument against one's creative expression.
   Maybe we get most frustrated, or frustrated more easily, when we use no time to create/make something on our own; find a solution, make something fun or pretty or useful or new or ugly...
Remember how quickly coloring books for all ages became popular? Maybe that is a quick and easy way to create- choices of what to use to color, choices of color, choices of which drawing to color.
      Hmmm, choices!
Maybe that's why I needed change - I had lost the choices in being creative!
HA!! while not looking for an answer, I found it (or at least one answer;-)

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Time to Get Crafty!!!

Hi!  I've been busy in my craft room, using some of the treasures I saved because "I can make something out of that!" , and also ended up with a new card for a class👍.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

it's January again!

and you know what that means!  Yes, another resolve to do better on my blog.  Funny thing, I actually had thoughts of beginning a new blog!  I've had so many ideas and thoughts that I want to get down somewhere.  I'm not sure why I want to write things down, but I believe it may be because I sort of feel like I am gaining clarity in many ways.
   I am able to consider and act more pro-actively than re-actively.  And I know that God is more able to use me because I have been a better listener.
    We are in times of turmoil -- politically, socially, and for some, personally.  Each of us is in a place of self-examination, introspection, evaluation of what's around , that is trying to wedge into any spaces we leave open, gaps we've created by giving credence to un-christian influence.
     How do I/we react?  With kneejerk action, little thoughtful consideration, emotion driven, encouraged by mass and immediate responses from those we know and many more of whom we have no connection beyond the internet.
    Or do I prayerfully consider all things, and listen.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

WATCH OUT!!!

Yahoo! My cast comes off tomorrow morning!  I am imagining a lot of catching up on housework, paperwork and paperplay!! We'll see how strong my imagination is!!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Great Afternoon Crafting Class

What a wonderful afternoon with these old and new friends!  I can't wait to get together next month - - thinking, thinking, what to make of so many ideas!!?

Friday, January 1, 2016

January CTMH


I had a great time making this box card!  "le Vie En Rose" card stock from Close To My Heart really made it come together nicely!  I used "Beloved Bouquet" stamp set and "Pretty Petals Flair" and the Art Philosophy cuts to match the stamps, with Pomegranate and Hollyhock inks. This is the card we'll be making at my January gathering!