Today was one of those much cherished days in which I was able to do what I love, exactly what brings joy to my innermost being. By the day’s end, while examining the results, I found myself appreciating how completely devoid this session was of any sense of “labor.” It was all about inspiration, flow, and ease, and that is often not the case. I felt a joy that comes entirely from within, that has nothing to do with anyone’s recognition but my own. As artists, artistics, anyone whose joys don’t mesh with popular standards of success, I think it’s really important to treasure these moments, to commit to regular “do what you love” sessions like the one I had today, to write your own standards for what makes life meaningful and good, and to do your best to let go of unkind words which you receive along the way.
I wish that each and every one of you will listen to your heart and invest the time and energy to discover how you, with your unique strengths and passions, can best fashion a beautiful life. And if you are parents, from the bottom of my heart, I hope that you will try to support and encourage your children to cultivate within themselves that which they love. I truly believe that in doing so, the world will become an infinitely better place.
I want to share with you today the results of my aforementioned “Do What You Love” Session!
After shooting this video, I held these projects in the light, turning them this way and that, appreciating the subtle shine and how through just a little play, some beautiful designs revealed themselves. See the layers of color and that subtle shimmer?
I love the voluptuous curves of the script from the Elegant Script & Petite Floral Set. Honestly, I yipped and jumped a little when my idea meshed with the result and I realized how dang easy it was to create this effect!
The design of this folder above from the Floral Tapestry & Sweet Blooms Set may be my favorite in the bunch – I love how the design clusters up top and dissipates into delicate fronds of leaves.
My tools helped create a pretty rippled texture and a depth of color. The cards above and below both use the Songbirds & Lattice Embossing Folder Set from Sizzix.
Have a great day, friends!