Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: I can't help but wonder, what's the cost of becoming our "edited" selves instead of our authentic selves? We shouldn't share just gumdrops and butterflies, because the hearty and rocky parts are what help us find our authentic selves. - Phil Hansen
I've been feeling all kinds of hearty and rocky lately! This whole exploration about moving, about changing my lifestyle, about making art more of a priority in my life - has had me happy, sad, depressed, anxious, excited - you name it. Definitely not all butterflies and gumdrops (although maybe eating a whole bunch of gumdrops would help me feel better...don't tell the dentist!). I guess there are times I edit myself on this blog - times when I am lower than I let on. I, like many of us, am on a search for my authentic self - for a life that will allow my soul to sing more and sorrow less. I keep wondering if what I want more is a change of place or a change of pace. Maybe it's that I feel that a change of place could lead to a change of pace, but right now some of the "place" possibilities that we are exploring might not allow as drastic a change of pace that I might be looking for. Oh if only you could snap your fingers and have an answer! I guess it's like art - whether we stay or whether we go, it's not about the outcome, it's about the journey we take to decide.
Today I want to share a fun and easy technique that can help you create fun and interesting backgrounds with just some ink, a brayer, and some rubber bands! The card I created incorporated some Naturals Trim and an image from the From My Heart stamp set. Enjoy!