Just finished this graduation cap topper for my cousin’s upcoming graduation ceremony from CSULB. I’m actually super happy with how it turned out! I’ve never been able to use paints decently so I was so scared to mess up. I really love how the colors worked together as well!
Finally getting around to the first (of hopefully many) 2017 post. Not really going for the whole “New Year, new me” bit, but I have so much in my head that I want to try to tackle. I don’t even know if it’s all realistically possible, but I can’t honestly feel good going into this year without setting some new goals and knowing I gave it my best shot. Although choosing to make a major job change last year was crazy and a bit scary, I still feel at peace with my decision and know it was one of the best things I could’ve done for myself. I don’t think I’ve been this poor since my first job scooping ice cream and singing for tips at Coldstone in high school, and yet, I ended 2016 surrounded by the people and things I love and wouldn’t change it one bit. I feel mentally and physically healthier and happier, and I’ve given myself the opportunity to get back to doing the things that are exciting and important to me. As far as crafting, the few projects I completed this past holiday season were more than I was ever able to do in the previous two years. Even though it was just a tiny step, it felt amazing and so right! There’s so much work to do and it’s not going to be easy, but I can’t wait to look back on this year and see the triumphs, struggles, and changes that I’m able to push myself through. Hopefully, some of you will follow along for the ride!
It’s been waaay too long since I’ve posted on here. There’s always so much going on this time of year, and so much that I want to get done, but there’s never the time! I’m sure most can relate. The great thing with working part time however, is it has freed up SOME time to finally get back into crafting. What’s even better is I now work along fellow crafters so I feel so motivated in my time off. I’m trying to fit in small quick projects here and there, just to get back in the swing of things. I feel like going years without making a single thing has really set me back creatively as well as technically.
Anyone who knows me will tell you exactly what an over the top perfectionist I am, especially when it comes to crafting. One of the hardest things so far has been struggling to regain that muscle memory and get my technique back. I feel like I’m starting from square one again sometimes, but I know I’ll get there! Going back through my reference books is helping, but it is a little frustrating to not remember many of the things that were once second nature. I can’t wait to really make this a huge, vital part of my life!
Major procrastination happening right now as there are about a million other productive things I should be doing. Despite what my boyfriend thinks, there isn’t some magical laundry fairy that is going to save me the hassle tonight. Realized I needed to take a much needed time out from the real world today to let some creativity flow and get a bit of practice in. Trying to keep myself motivated and inspired to push forward and make my dreams a reality. I’d be lying if I said the thought of failing doesn’t freak me out, but to imagine never even trying is a much scarier feeling. All I can do is prepare as best I can, work harder than I’ve ever had to, and never stop believing and KNOWING that I can make it happen!