Well friends it's been a while I have to admit. Even I can't believe how long it has been since I last posted on this blog. Life definitely takes over sometimes and I have to admit the past few months have seen me at "crafting crossroads" as I will call it. I love to craft so much so that I could not imagine my life without it, but sometimes when we HAVE to do things they are not so fun anymore. I found myself trying to decide if I was going to continue on this creating journey. Perhaps I was burnt out - I needed some inspiration. So, I took a break, finished up my time in Australia and came back to Boston, then went back to Australia with a friend and taught at the Brisbane Papercraft Expo (pictures are now in an album on the side) did some re-decorating in my house (including designing a brand new pink shabby craft-room), went to Chicago to CHA then to New York with two friends who were visiting from Australia, planted a garden and just generally focused on the other parts of my life!
When I was in the bookstore recently I picked up a copy of Tara Frey's book - "Blogging for Bliss". I totally love this book, it has beautiful illustrations, tons of great blogging information and is just so generally inspiring. I was reading a paragraph that really caught my attention that said "Once it becomes a "chore", most bloggers will tell you that is when it's time to take a blog break. Blogging should always feel like an option and never an obligation". That exactly how I was feeling with my entire "crafting life".
So, I have taken a break and now my fingers are itching to touch those beautiful new papers and embellishments I have been collecting! While "taking a break" I did teach two card classes at Absolutely Everything and am planning on teaching a seasonal card class and a Holiday Inspired card class there in September.
I will leave you (but not for too long this time) with a photo of the Family Wall Art I taught in Australia at Creative Block using the beautiful Susan Wingert Collection of products by K & Company and also one of the cards from the card workshop I did in July.
Susan Wingert Family Wall Art
Thanks for taking the time to stop by, I look forward to sharing more with you as I "Blog and Create for Bliss"!