Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Artistic Etchings Wonderful Day Card

Today's Question From The Craft Room:  What's The Point Of Being A Sentient Being If Most Of My Thoughts Are So Trivial?
I've been aware of my thoughts lately and it has struck me how many of my thoughts are about what I would label as "trivial" things.  It's made me wonder what the point is of being a sentient being if I use my thoughts to think things that are of such little value.  I've been reading the book A Short History Of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson and what has struck me most about the book is how little we actually know (and how much we seem to believe we know).  It's made my thoughts turn to how small my life really is in the grand scheme of life - just a blip on a screen - when it comes to how short a time human beings have actually been in existence.  It's made me wonder why, as human beings, we seem to strive for having meaning in our lives as opposed to just being okay living them.  I wonder how freeing it would be if I could just let go of all the silly thoughts that fill my head and just live.  Maybe some of you already do that.  I just haven't achieved that place yet.  I'm not sure if these thoughts are any more important than my usual trivial ponderings - somehow they seem more significant to me - more worth the efforts of my thinking.
Today's card began with a desire to play with the sewing machine :)  I began with a Crumb Cake card base and sewed on strip of First Edition specialty paper.  Next came a piece of Pool Party patterns stack paper and then the greeting from Bring On The Cake cut into a banner.  Finally, I stamped the image from Artistic Etchings in Crumb Cake and cut it out and popped it up on dimensionals on the card.  I hope you like it :)  Lately, it seems, I have been attracted to more simple cards - graphic and uncluttered.  We'll see how long it lasts ;)

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

I love this card. I love that you kept it simple and uncluttered yet made it so interesting combining the different papers and textures with the sewing. Wonderfully done!

I think we have to remember that not every thought has to be monumental. Sometimes even the smallest spark starts a fire. Who's to say that that silly little thought today won't spark something monumental in the future?