Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: I Create Art Because I Have To
Gotta love an inner critic that is constantly questioning why you are spending time in the craft room! At times I let that voice pull me in...and I start to question myself about why I bother to create art if it doesn't support me or if there are so many other things I could be, need to be, doing. I finally listened to my soul and it had the most obvious answer for my inner critic - I create art because I have to. I realize that for me, art is like air. If I do not breathe it in, I will no longer exist. Art is my ritual, my grace, my sustenance, my healing, my gift to others. I create art because I have to.
Today's card was a quick and easy to create. I stamped the grass image from the Wetlands stamp set, multiple times, using Pistachio Pudding ink. Next, I stamped the goose using Staz-On and then colored him in with an aqua painter and ink. Since I was using Whisper White card stock as my base, the water soaked through the card stock a bit. To cover that up, I adhered Crumb Cake panels to the inside of the card. I stamped the sentiment from Wetlands with Staz-On as well. The final touch was to poke a hole in the spine of the card using my paper piercing tool I then threaded a piece of linen thread through the hole, wrapped it around the card twice, and tied it in a bow. I hope you like it! P.S. The art journal page that I will be sharing with you this week was inspired by today's lesson from the craft room!