Just stopping by Bev’s this weekend to share my Joyful Pink!
Don’t you just love it? A new PINK craft storage box! I posted this photo earlier this week when I shared a post titled “Simplicity Lace”about the simplifying I’m doing in my life this summer as I anticipate my career change and how that will affect my daily routine – and the physical make-up of my home office – shortly on the way to becoming an office/studio!
With some of my work changes, I will be able to feed myself creatively through crafting again – and creative writing at The Writer’s Reverie! I’m already feeling the first trickles of floods of ideas!
Now, my new storage box boasting – in plenty of pink – “Creativity is a Work in Process” holds many of the paper scraps I’ve been collecting through the years thinking that “when I have time I’ll do something with it.”
Ha! Now, I just might have a little of that much desired time.
Just as we must MAKE the time for daily devotions – we MUST MAKE time to exercise spiritually and creatively – and for me that is all one. The Lord ministers to me through the creative arts – first through His artistry in Creation, and secondly, through the works of creative hands.
I have met so many wonderfully gifted artists here in blogworld – and am learning a new language, too!
The most puzzling was the term “ATC” that I kept seeing come up again and again in various posts. It would appear ladies “swap” them. Feeling a bit foolish, I asked the meaning of this – I thought I was the only one in the dark. Jill from Bucks County Folk Art was gracious enough to not only answer my question – but send me a sample of what it was! I was touched and blessed and inspired!
ATC – Artist’s Trading Card
Yep! That simple – and interesting. Just like baseball cards – these are the same size but are all hand made and designed using scrap-booking paper-art techniques. Say – I could do that! And, it was just the creative media that would fit my personal needs for using materials I had available – and using limited time – to create just for the joy of making something beautiful with beautiful things!
So, after rummaging through office and basement for all my packed away crafting tools and supplies – and taking a 20% off everything coupon to Michaels for a few additional up-to-date supplies – including my pink storage box above – I was off and running!
First thing out of the gate:
A rumination on reading featuring an oval cut from the Reading Woman Calendar, tissue paper, stamps, ribbon, metallic inks, glue, and nifty specialty cutters. Nestled amid my pink silken roses on my tea cabinet-scape my “Book Bliss” ATC is the first of – I hope – many pink and pretty things to come out of my “Work in Progress”!
I hope you won’t judge this small effort too harshly – I have much to learn to perfect my techniques – love all those artist tutorial YouTube videos – trial, error, and tutorials!!
So good to find my way back into crafting circles – it feeds my writing wells with outside-the-box fodder – win-win all the way around! To God be the glory for the things He has done!
I’ll keep you posted about subsequent pinks!
Sharing my “Book Bliss” ATC with Beverly’s Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound