Hi everyone and welcome to my blog.
Do you ever think that you need to press a reset button on your crafting habits? I have been giving it some thought lately because I've got into the habit of letting other things take precedence and that leads me to feel less creative when I get around to taking some time for crafting. I often only sit down to make a card when I have a DT deadline and have to apply my bottom to the seat because I hate to renege on a commitment. This gives rise to a pressured and rushed session that leaves me feeling unsatisfied. It isn't as if my time is being spent in other ways that feed my soul. I'm usually busy and love seeing people again, but find that this tires me much more than it used to after staying home so much in the last 18 months. And I've been following watching/listening/reading the news much more than is good for me with all the horrific things that are happening to my fellow human beings and the planet we all share. Don't get me wrong - I think it is important for me to be informed about what is happening so I may help where I can and place my vote where I think it should go. However, it is not helpful to feel overwhelmed by things I have no control over, and it is time for me to reconsider how I am choosing to spend my time. So, I need a new start where I include the things I want to do in my day like crafting, reading, and walking. September always seems like a good time for starting again - I suppose that's a throwback to starting a new academic year, and I hope the enjoyment and relaxation of these activities will return when I prioritise time for them again. After all, at one time it was hard to get me to do anything else lol - and that was a whole different issue!
Anyway, I'd like to share my card for the new ATSM challenge - and this time we are looking for your birthday ideas.