Take a look at the STAMPtember release here!
Here are a few things I am enjoying at the moment:
- torn edges
- just a bit of stitching
- water reactive media of some description, be it paints or, as in this case, Distress Stains
- simple design with little accents to take things up a notch
simple die cuts
where have I been this summer
OK, so this is a hard one to write. I basically dropped off the face of the planet there for a while. I can’t believe that the last time I posted was June! As I mentioned when I said I was taking a break. I am still working on my own health. However, it was a family member being unwell that made a step back necessary. It isn’t my story to tell, and it isn’t appropriate for me to put out the details. However, all I could manage was one step at a time on the essentials. Anything else had to give. As the summer wore on, I did find relief in pushing paint around in puddles inspired by the Scottish landscape from walks we took as one of the only safe activities. I may share those experiments later in the year, but I couldn’t sit down and complete anything.
As the weather has turned from heat waves to the hint of freshness and the changing of the season, I have found myself back at my craft table. I have been painting and making cards for many years, and the highlight of the year for me is the STAMPtember celebrations. I can’t imagine not taking part, and I think it was the draw of STAMPtember which has helped pull me out of the fog and find relief in creativity again.
I will no doubt write more on this over time, but I will say that facing this and taking a break from all but the essentials does give you pause to reflect on life and what is important. Never take anything for granted; live life because you never know what is around the corner.
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