So I spent a few days in my studio, persisting despite a complete lack of mojo. In fact, in the spread of about a week, this feeling of being stuck had spread throughout the various departments of my life. I’d been making serious effort to take good care of myself, eating well, exercising. And still, my body began to threaten me – my head started to throb, my back began to scream. Finally, I was in such pain that I could do nothing but step away from the many unsuccessful half finished projects strewn across my table.
I won’t trouble you with the details here today, but let me just say that despite the crafty frustration, I made a wonderful realization – my body speaks. She won’t let me ignore personal matters, nor will she allow me to squelch sadness, as I have been wont to do. When I fail to muster the goods that will help me grow spiritually, she’ll slap me hard, force me to stop what I’m doing and listen – it’s a very tough love. I paid attention this time, allowed myself a good cry, and took the time and effort to work through it/detoxify. Once I felt better, I came back to my table and started fresh. I stuck with white this time, celebrating simple texture.
Then I die-cut some fabulous coral shapes from my number one favorite collection this summer the Seaweed, Coral & Wave Thinlits Set, and used them to decorate a small panel. For these gorgeous dies, your Sizzix sandwich is die and cardstock between your cutting pads and then placed atop your magnetic or multi-purpose platform.
Clearsnap Glue Gloss, 4ml, Clear from has a handy small applicator that helps me adhere detailed die-cuts like these.
Using stamps and dies from the Framelits Die/Stamp “Banners” set by Sharyn Sowell, I added a sentiment which speaks to what I really needed to do this week!The Magnetic Platform really comes in handy when centering stamped images/sentiments inside a die!
Thanks for stopping by, friends! Cheers to taking the time to listen to our bodies! Cheers to how wonderful it feels to breathe deeply ahhhhhh! And cheers to a refreshing return to the crafting table!