Monday, March 21

Better Together: Scrapbook Layout and Process Video

I've been on a bit of a creative hiatus these past few months, and this is my first scrapbook layout of 2016!  I've had this photo printed since the fall, but I just hadn't gotten around to pulling my supplies out for ages. 

Do you ever feel like you just need to reset?  Go back to 0, and declutter your mojo?  That is how I'd been feeling lately, a bit overwhelmed; and it was interfering with my ability to create.  So I just stopped trying for a little while to see what happened. 

I knew my desire to create would come back to me, it always does.  I just didn't want to be caught up in all the expectations that surround us in the virtual world re: Instagram, Pinterest etc.  They say that comparison is the thief of joy, and this rang true for me.  There is a fine line between inspiration and inundation, and I found myself spending more time online than actually being creative myself!

This weekend, for the first time in months, I wanted to sit at my desk and make something.  And two watercolor paintings, a mixed media painting and a scrapbook layout later, I feel like I just woke up from a long winter's nap.  I've stretched a bit, and now I'm ready to get back into the groove.

Don't be scared to give yourself the space your mojo needs, it happens to us all.

Here is the process video for my scrapbook layout using Studio Calico's Goldie Collection
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Bi Medeiros March 22, 2016 at 12:27 PM  

Love the contrast between black & white and touches of color! Awesome start!