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In yesterday’s post, I gave you a sneaky peek at the thought process I was having in designing this project.
I generally don’t assemble pop-up’s and Im not a paper engineer in any way, so I knew that I had a challenge awaiting. Which left me a little….well….. apprehensive…. unsure…didn’t really know what I was going to do.
Can you relate? Ever have that happen to you when you tackle even the smallest challenge? Be it creative? or one of those little life’s challenges that lay before you? Feeling a little self doubt, what if I fail….what if …what if…what if ….until you’ve What-If’d yourself right into a creative block or corner and you just want to hide….
Well…I needed to get those WHAT IF varmits out – so I grabbed my art journal and a few things that were laying around and let them go…I painted the paper real quick…wrote down my doubts…or just what came to mind at the time….and pulled them right out of my head! Let go of them…..Amazing how liberating that was….and FUN!.EMPOWERMENT! WOW!..So this got me going….
just look at these ladies…..think they have a little of the “tude” goin’ on??? OH YEAH BABE…I can assure you they do! (I happen to know that the far one on the left is my Great-Great Grandma Sarah McClellan…..so now I know where I get it…)
I think we all go thru moments of self doubt when tackling some uncharted territory…so here’s a little thought.. remember, all you have to do is……………………….
you’ll realize that you are STRONG and you – MY DEAR – are BEAUTIFUL and you’ve come out on top!
Kind of a catchy title huh? You’re probably wondering…what the heck is she talking about?
Well, Im pretty sure Im not the only one who does this – that is – keep stuff forever because “I MIGHT” just need that some day…or “I can’t paint that because….”…..
Well…it is time for me to get real1 If you take a look inside my storage are in the garage, I literally have boxes filled with stuff I haven’t seen in YEARS…clothes I haven’t worn in years…because “I MIGHT” have a garage sale…or ” I MIGHT” need that some day….or “I might – here’s a good one – FIT INTO THAT AGAIN SOMEDAY!”…. Get real LINDA!….
Well….that’s what I said about one of the elements I used in creating my HOUSE for Sizzix Triple Play Blog hop that begins tomorrow and runs for the next SEVEN….count them….one…two..three….four…five..six…SEVEN weeks! Seven weeks of BLOG candy featuring 60 plus designers….
I’ve had this old cheese box on my shelf sitting there for years…and today I told myself…”self…you havent done anything with it – in years – so why not incorporate that in your house design…and I did! Im really thrilled with the way this has turned out and I hope you will too!
A big thanks to Sizzix for giving us this opportunity! It’s just what I needed. It was great to design and just let it go with the flow……Above is just a little sneak peak on one of the designs that adorns my house.
Tomorrow – I’ll share pictures of “My dream House” and I can’t wait to see what everyone else has created too!!!
See ya soon!
Linda is a professional artist, consultant and author in the Arts and Crafts/Creative Industry. Born in St. Louis, and native to Southern Missouri, she is constantly on the search for ways to inspire others with creativity. Read More…