Thursday, May 5, 2011
Why did I wait so long to get back into creating/crafting/whatever-the-heck-you-want-to-call-making-stuff? Why why why why why?
I love my vintage shops. Love. Them. However, the creative and artistic part of myself wasn't being utilized. I knew I was craving it, but I kept making excuses. My vintage shops are keeping me busy, I'll do it after I have my yard sale, I'll do it once I get our spare bedroom turned into my office, and on they go. But today we had a beautiful sunny day in the Bluegrass, and I decided to enjoy it. I headed to Lexington for breakfast then on to Hobby Lobby. I knew they carried the alcohol inks I wanted to experiment with.
Ok, back up. As I believe I've mentioned, my grandmother passed away last July. She is the person who instilled in my a love of yard sales, vintage goodies, jewelry, and crafting. She also instilled in me the desire to shove tons of crap into every closet and drawer in the house until it bursts at the seams, but I'm not giving in to that bit. Anyway, among the goodies I ended up with from her home is a box of ceramic dominoes. I don't play dominoes, I will never play dominoes. However, lots of people make and sell pendants made from dominoes.
Now, I don't want to get a lot of grief from my Regretsy and April's Army brothers and sisters who might think I'm just going to glue shit to shit. I'm trying to be creative here. I'm doing custom finishes on them and hand stamping them with fun phrases and who knows what else I'll come up with. No gluing here, I swear.
That being said, I came home and got started and OH MY GOD. Just being the tiniest creative today has given me such joy! I feel like a moron for not doing it earlier. Obviously I'm starting small and have a lot of ideas about other things I want to make, but I'm just thrilled to be creating again.
So, if you are doing what I was doing and you keep making excuses for not making something, just stop reading this right now and go make something right now. Draw, paint, sculpt, color, scribble, dance, write, sing, play, carve, whatever it is you do that exercises your imagination. You will be very happy you did.
Until later, keep calm and craft on.