When I look at these circle faces I think of the moon, and today I let that inspire me as I created a pair of tags with these new Dina Wakley stamps. Supplies used/affiliate links are listed below. What was the inspiration? I wanted to play with some texture on my tag and adding stamping and color while the tag was still wet.
I always say that balance is not something you find – it’s something you constantly work towards. These last few weeks have proven no exception! I haven’t quite wrapped my head around the logistics of having kids in two schools, starting a third website (more on that SOON!), our first foray into school sports (cross country – daily practice), 1/4 of the house torn up for new flooring AND it’s backordered AND and Elizabeth is living in the studio…. oh man. Now Girl Scouts are heating back up… and on and on!
I know these busy times and chaos filled times plague us all. But I also believe they are opportunities to test our balancing skills.
Me? I’ve not done great. Heck I forgot to write and schedule blog posts this week until just now (Thursday night) as I write and post this! OH, I’ve got PLANS, I’ve got things written down, ideas, etc… I just hadn’t gotten around to actually doing any of them. Sometimes even the best made plans get thrown into the air.
My solution? I’m just looking at my list and ticking off one thing at a time. No worries – no added stress. Just working on that ever changing challenge that is balance! This isn’t my finest post of all time – but I wanted to check in and I also wanted to get myself back in the habit: sit and write a post while kids are doing homework.
Good habits really make a big difference!
The above picture I just found from many years ago (see that big drink? that’d never happen these days! A habit I kicked long ago!) and I love seeing what the studio was like then. Some ideas were real good… some were awful. I have some really fun projects in the queue, and I’ll be sure to share with you as they are completed.
There are so many disasters (fires, hurricanes, too much!!) going on I just don’t know where to begin or what to say. It’s all so heartbreaking – and I just keep my thoughts with all those affected and those who are there to help and try to make a difference. I’ve seen some truly inspiring stories and it reminds me to always support each other, show kindness whenever possible!
How are YOU doing going into this September?
If you’ve seen my past posts on art journaling then you already know – I strongly believe in my art journal being a place of judgment free play. Today in honor of “dog days of summer” week I’m creating with a new to me dog stamp that I think will be cool “uncolored”. The question becomes background and I’m creating in a way that is so very forgiving to test out ideas. [Read more…]
Big or small, fancy or simple, I love to give gifts to people and animals too. Today I’m sharing a video tutorial that is quick and simple – but really adds a ton to the gift!
usual disclaimer – I am a paid consultant for Brother, however all ideas and opinions shared are 100% my own. I love that ScanNCut!