Thursday, May 18, 2017

My Favorite Things Challenge

I completed another MFT Challenge. My sketch is flipped and it was not really for any other reason but because I cut it on the wrong side. I liked it and went with it.  That is the best thing about sketches. You can flip then and flop them. You can make them your own.  I know how much I enjoy having a good launching point and how great it can be to just relax and create sometimes.  I decided to use both the current challenges and make them into one.  Keeping it simple was nice too. I don't alway follow a sketch but I liked the lines in this one.  I hope you enjoy it too!  Give it a shot then post it! Oh and keep take a moment and print out the challenges keep them in a notebook for reference.  I know every one needs a mojo jump once and a while. 

Sketch from My Favorite Things 
Color Challenge - My Favorite Things

Friday, May 5, 2017

Just one of those days

Ever have one of those days?  You know, seems like you are spinning your wheels and getting nowhere?  Yes?  Good, then you can relate to this post.

Yesterday was that day.  While I accomplished a lot of stuff I just struggled all day.  In fact, I was at practice and had to leave because my mind was just not in the right place.  I came home and went into my creative space.  I even was struggling there. I sometimes struggle to feel like I am doing enough.  Like I am just not good enough.  I suppose that is why ART is so valuable to me. I was in my own head, and then I remembered, you can just color.  That always makes you feel better. If nothing comes of it (production wise, ie, a card/decor item/whatever), it is okay. Just color. So I wrestled with what set to color and I was feeling a little prickly so I picked the "Stuck on You" Set from Fun Stamper's Journey.  I grabbed some pencils not Copics I know shocking, but I needed the layering process. I needed to shed the lie that I am not good enough that was rolling around in my head and I do that in layers. So with every layer, I added good feeling. I liked how my cacti were coming out and it reaffirmed in me that I am okay with being okay.  Here are the results of my efforts, not just ONE but three cards. They are similar, but not the same. So I hope you like them!