Thursday, November 5, 2015

Celebrate Autumn

Some days I need a boost of inspiration, I need to work on something that is all consuming and in depth so that it pushes away the rest of the world. Designing , painting, cutting, and experimenting with new things is my version of checking out of the day to day stresses and checking into my real self... okay thats getting a little deep for early morning card conversations huh?! :)

 I am often inspired and awed by the art of others and in this case I was planning to attempt a version of this layout by Wilna but transformed into a card. Can I gush a little? I love her blog, it is filled with the most beautiful art! She is so sweet! I want to be clear that yes I 100% followed her video instruction and idea and used it in my own way to make a card,
like I said I was looking for a way to be absorbed in the process of making, it was uplifting, and tuned me into my own creative process.

Life gets so muddled, we all have too many obligations, and I wear so many hats as a business owner, employer, Mom, wife, friend, accountant....on and on, you know how it is.

I feel pressure sometimes to quit making, to give up my design team work and focus on my real job, but along comes a scrapbook page video and I remember that no matter what I do or who I am thing is my true north.....I was meant to create. I need to be creative and nothing will ever make me as happy, as whole or as fulfilled, I need art, music, and beauty as much as I need air and water, I will wither and die without it.

I know some of you out there feel the same way, and I know that being a real grown up sometimes means that you must do the dishes and finish the taxes,or work a full time job that pays the bills but doesn't feed your inner artist. please remember to check into your real self from time to time, flourish, smile, create.... even if its a just a plate of pretty cookies, { I Like cookies}

I love who I am so much more when I'm being who I am, and I'm so much better at everything else I have to do, when my heart is full. No I will not stop creating, I will challenge myself to learn more, to do more, and tap into that vein of artistic talent that I quiet far too often. I'm stronger with all the components of my being nurtured.

We might be talking about markers, paint, and stickers, but these tools allow me to be creative in a world where time is precious, so I value them like treasures! :)

Thank you to all of you who share your art to inspire and add beauty to the world, to artists who bare their souls through paper, song, humor, and stage.

1 comment:

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Gorgeous card and a super inspiring post! Now for a plate of cookies! LOL