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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Fell off the Crafting Wagon...

Hi friends!  Long time no talk!  A lot has happened in the last few weeks and it's just busy and made me so tired.  The kiddos have finally hit a stride with school which is awesome!  We have small obstacles with that but I'm hoping we'll overcome them soon.

At the beginning of August, I tried to start The 100 Days Project.  I did ok for a few days and then fell off the crafting wagon.  I got some news from a doctor that took me off guard and I kind of just felt knocked on my bum.  I will be FINE, it's a set back and I just have to be proactive towards getting healthier.  However, it took me for a loop and I just didn't feel like crafting for a really long time.  Do any of you ever deal with this?  I just don't feel like I can craft through it when I feel confused or unhappy.  Do you have tips for this?  If so, please let me know!

Here are a couple of the cards I made before I stopped crafting.

I really like this card.  I made it with some Amy Tangerine Stitched paper and stickers.  I think that since I loved this little camera sticker so much that I was going to love this card no matter what.  I really like the generational stamping as well.
 

Then on the opposite side, I did not like this card at all.  I used Crate Paper Notes and Things for this one.  It's just the layout that I don't like.  I really forced this one night because I felt like I HAD to make something.  Perhaps this is why I feel like I can't craft when I don't feel so good.  I feel like everything I make turns out badly.  I do love the little heart though.

Have a great day, friends!  

3 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry you had some health news that knocked you for a loop. My craftiness is usually directly in proportion to how my life is going. If all my processors are maxed out handling crisis there is no way I have anything left to give to my artistic life. Which is sad as I really do think art heals and is good therapy.

    My rule of thumb is that when I have been going through things but am starting to keep my head above water I go 'paint something white' which for me is gessoing something for a future project. It's not taxing at all but it helps me reacquaint myself with my supplies and space.

    (((((HUGS)))))

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  2. First Big hugs! Sending Katie to help you craft because she got me back to coloring and crafting. I too have had some big hits this summer and really wanted to do 100 days but doing best I can. I hope you can get the health stuff under better control so you can craft. Second I love the second card. The layout is fun. The first one is fun cuz the camera.

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  3. Sorry about the bad news! Hang in there!!! Sometimes when I am not feeling like crafting it's because all the crafting I have to do is something I think I have to do, or an assignment. It helps sometimes to pull out some of my older photos and scrap something I am excited about telling the story about right then, just because.

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