Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: I Need A Ritual To Let Me Know I Am Entering My Creative Zone
Scatter here. Scatter there. Scatter scatter everywhere. This seems to be the state of my mind so often and I would like to put some of the responsibility on the computer and other electronic devices. We can dart around from page to page; message to message; picture to picture - so quickly - skip, skip, skip...move, move, move. And it seems the more often we do it, the more our mind becomes accustomed to operating in this "blip" mode. Because of this, I am extra grateful for the gift of art making. It makes me slow down and focus - get lost in the colors, shapes, textures and process. And yet, sometimes I find myself blipping in and out of the craft room - distracted by thoughts or noises or activity in another room. What I would like to create is a ritual to let me know that I am entering my creative zone. A ritual that will signal to my brain that it is time to focus on color, shape, texture and process - time to get lost in the moment. I'm not sure yet what that ritual will be - maybe a sign that I read to myself - a sign that hangs on the doorway to my craft space - maybe a commitment that I voice as I enter the space. Or it could be a certain piece of music. Or maybe a scent. I guess my mind will "blip around" for now - trying to figure out what my ritual might be. Do you have any special rituals you use? If so, I would love to hear what works for you....maybe I could adopt it too!
Today's card was the result of having fun with bleach and a paintbrush! I stamped and heat embossed the Pleasant Poppies image and then painted with bleach to take the color away from the Blushing Bride card stock. The sentiment is from Postage Collection. I hope you like it!