I have had it with all my stuff being in the garage (our house is on the market for sale). This afternoon I dug around in various boxes and found my toolbox, my Distress Ink pads, my Xmas gifts of some Tim Holtz items (game spinners, sprocket gears), and a few other things. Not too much, just a few things.
Then I made a chipboard clock using some Heidi Swapp items and following the directions on Tim Holtz’s blog for the last Xmas tag of 2008 (steps 16-35). It was so much fun! Took about 10 minutes, but the result looked great and I had a neat embellishment for my project. Did I mention that my group’s art challenge this month is “time”?
Since I don’t have a lot of room or materials available, I am going to try to keep this month’s project small. I have inked up a 3×4″ canvas with Dried Marigold Distress Ink, then I used one of Tim’s new masks and put Vintage Photo DI over the top. Now what I want to do is use some of his new stamps in the sets that have just become available at Michaels, but I can’t find my acrylic mounts. Grrr.
It feels so good to be doing something again that is creative, that has a tangible end result–I love it, love it, love it. I feel fully alive again for the first time in two months. Must remember that this is necessary and make sure that it doesn’t get shut down like this (of course, we hoped our house would sell faster and our stuff would come back out sooner than it has). But this is a good feeling, a feeling of accomplishment and engagement.