I must admit that life has been a bit difficult for me lately. For various reasons.
The other day I especially needed a little pick-me-up. So I decided that some Creative Therapy would help -- temporarily, at least.
So, I went to my box of Project Life prompts and selected a card at random. Of course, I was hoping that this random pick would be super inspiring.
But . . .
What was my random pick??
A piece of graph paper.
All I could think was, well, this is gonna help a lot. Not!
Sure, I could have trimmed it up with stamping. But . . .
I had been playing around with lettering a bit lately. Well, why not?
Since I was feeling sort of down, I decided the perfect focal point for this card would be a simple word, SMILE.
The graph paper was framed in a bit of Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay. So, I, of course, based the rest of the color scheme upon those two colors.
And, this is what I finally came up with:
A very brief intermission . . .
This is GREAT!
Just now, as I was typing this blog post, I heard through my winter-closed window the sound of a bird. Thinking, hoping, it might be a robin, I jumped up from my chair (well, not jumped . . . ) and went to the window, searching for that first robin of the season. No robins, but, high in a tree, there he was: a bright red cardinal!
And, what did the sight of that handsome dude do for me? It made me
Anyway, as I have learned through the struggles of what life tosses in our paths,
a lot can be gained if you just
and, of course, a little PAPER CRAFTING!