Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: Keep Your Awareness In The Present Moment
Oftentimes I feel like I am not living in the moment. I find myself either living in the future or living in the past. Living in the future seems to happen to me a lot when I travel for work. No sooner do I get home than I am already anxious about the next trip that will take me away from my family and my craft room. What I find is that rather than enjoy every moment that I am here I am anxious and sad at the prospect of leaving again and that puts a huge damper on enjoying the present moment! When I am creating it seems that I can focus and remain in the present - time seems to become unimportant and not worth noticing. Now the trick is to figure out how I can bring this same sense of being to the times when I am not creating - whether I'm driving in the car, walking outside, typing on the computer. I want to be present. I want to experience all that this very moment is offering me. To be real and now. This is something I am working on. Here I am, right now!
Today's stamping project is a graduation gift I made for a friend who just got a Master's degree! I'm so proud of her!!!! I decided to make her a necklace with her initial and a word that I feel describes her - "unique!" I stamped the bird from the Nature Walk stamp set (I LOVE this bird!!!!) onto Very Vanilla card stock and colored him in using a cotton swab and Stampin' Pastels. The word is from a retired stamp set - I think it's called Everyday Flexible Phrases. Up in the corner you can see a tiny bit of a floral image from Tiny Tags stamped in Crumb Cake ink at half strength. Here is the other side of the necklace: