Regardless, I've enjoyed some of the rain lately. Usually it puts me in a funk, which really isn't hard to do. But this most recent spurt of outside drear has given me some creative 'oomph' along with some new thoughts.
When you're snowed in (for example: The Great Groundhog Day Blizzard of 2011), you have several days in which you are relegated to the indoors. The same goes for when the weather decides to change altogether from the usual seasonal pattern. I have a feeling that this won't be the first (or the last) year that we witness crazy weather. There is a necessity to adapt to some indoor living.
Lucky for me I'm a crafter, so there's plenty of things I can keep busy with. It's always been a matter of drive. And as of late, I've lacked drive along with a healthy dose of self worth. For several years I've been working on this project for my dad's Christmas present.
|Pretty isn't it? It will be if I ever finish it.|
This spring, though, I feel my courage coming back. I am creative and what's to say that I can't use that creativity to express myself. For years I've been following crafting blogs and websites online. I keep viewing them with such awe and really appreciating the work of others. But I also recognize that I can do just as well in my own embroidery, knitting, papercrafts...etc. It's time to step it up a bit and actually join that community and openly share my ideas and projects too.
This week I began developing a plan. This weekend I started to act on it. Some sewing has to take place before I reveal my big idea, but I'll be posting updates here for any curious folks.
In the meantime, say hello to my little friend-- His Royal Highness, Gerber.
|He will kill me laters for this...or just cuddle.|