You know, I realized I feel creative every day, even if it doesn't necessarily result in getting glue and paint all over my hands (and everything else). I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking creative thoughts (planning a centerpiece, planning an art piece, planning a card design, whatever). And we all know, we are what we think about, right? :) Sometimes creativity takes a more practical or mundane avenue but is necessary in the overall encouragement of our most creative selves.
So, while Leah's challenge is helpful to focus on actual production, I don't feel like I need any nudging to be creative....maybe just to get it out of my head.... In that vein, I focused on the practical on Friday.
As you may remember, my computer crashed a few weeks ago, then the new replacement one crashed a week later (something in the air????). Yes, I'm still retagging those thousands of photos, but one of the other necessary tasks was reassembling my vast font library. Which I discovered I can't do. I didn't keep the original font files and many of them are no longer available or aren't free any more.
Then, because I'm compulsive that way, I had to create an updated reference list of my fonts by style: handwriting, novelty, bold, stencil, etc. I know, it's a curse. But, it's done - check!
I went back and finished my first veneer project. I found inspiration in a quilt book, so this is a simple version of a quilt block on a small canvas board -5x7 or so.
Here's most of my veneer bits laid out on the floor by color - trying to figure out how to store this stuff.....
Work table filled with veneer bits and quilt book inspiration.
The start of a background......
Glued in place with white glue. Oops, I appeared to have measured wrong. No problem.....
I just happened to have this cool button ready to go - (it's brass toned, not green)
I had to add more layers to the background to darken it and create more contrast with the wood color.
Started working on a Christmas gift.....an advent calendar -got the idea from Pinterest. Started with cutting lots of pockets from some scrapbook paper I've had on hand for a couple years. Then is the fun....embellishing each pocket (which is still underway).
Lots of cutting....
Working on the layout.....
Are you finding/making time to be creative? It gets harder and harder as the holidays approach and start to suck up our time! :)