Hello! I wanted to stop by to share a couple of newer projects that I've made. I feel like I've really been lacking in creative ideas lately... so I avoid being creative...then I feel so uninspired when it comes time for an assignment for a design team. I saw this quote the other day...
I really think that this is true. The more you create, the more inspired you are to create. I also think that some of us (ME!) put stress on ourselves to create amazing things... things that will be totally awesome. Well unfortunately, I am not totally awesome. I make mistakes and things don't always turn out like I see them in my head. Or I see nothing in my head at all!! Then pressure rises and sometimes I don't want to create anything ever again. Have you ever felt like that?
Good call, Joseph Chilton Pearce. No one wants to be "wrong"... in my case it is a fear of disappointing those that put their trust in me to use their products in a way to inspire others. It takes me a long time to create something and probably because of the fear of it being wrong. So now I need to try harder at taking more time to create and to lose the fear of disappointing someone. Did I mention that I am a perfectionist too?!?! Oh dear.
Anyway, long story even longer... I am a creative person with flaws and I have to learn to do what I love instead of worrying about if it is right or wrong or if anyone will like it. Didn't someone once say that "art is perspective"... or maybe Im thinking of "beauty is in the eye of the beholder."
For Maya Road...
I really like working with Maya Road products. They are so versatile and you can either pile them on or use just a few. This house box is made using one of the chipboard pages from the "Home Sweet Home" mixed media album. I used plain chipboard to add the "box" portion to the chipboard house shape then covered it wih old book pages and the sweet pink striped paper from Pink Paislee's new Cottage Farms collection.
For a few more photos of this project and a complete list of Maya Road supplies you can go to the design team blog HERE. Feel free to add any of the images here to your Pinterest boards if you wish.
I have a few old windows that I've collected so I used one of them for this project where Maya Road paired up with Jillibean Soup. I love the "Grandma's Lima Bean Soup" Collection-- those sentiments on the tags are awesome and the papers are so vintage looking which went great with the old window theme.
For a list of the Maya Road supplies used you can go to the blog HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!