Sometimes creating for the pure sake of creating, is just what a creative soul needs.
This cross country move has proven to be more twisty and complicated and taxing then I thought.
But little things like creating something you had no idea you had in you is like a calm serum, just when you need it.
I took a "Christy Tomlinson" online art class a couple weeks ago and it has completely opened my eyes. There are many areas of craft....many of which I've been too afraid to delve into. This class, even though it was just a simple, fun class for Christmas, has given me that push to do new things. Try new things...
These are little magnets. The embellished Altoids box and magnet bit was my creation. Christy showed them as ornaments...I pictured them as magnet sets.
So I made these sweet little magnet sets for some gifts to give.
This is the other big surprise to me...
I've always loved mixed media art. I've always loved the messiness, grittiness, distressedness...
but never never would I have ever guessed I had it in me to create it myself.
Christy Tomlinson is SO fun to watch create and SO encouraging. She gave me that push to try it.
So I did...
There's a lot I don't like about these pieces, things I would change...there's still so much to learn, but I love what I created so far.
It felt so good this week to just sit and create...just for me.
So here's to ignoring me misspelling my own name on watermarks, trying new things, exploring new avenues of art, and WeeKEnds!!!!