~ Encouragement ~
Now, don't get me wrong, I don't live in a closet just looking at hangers all day, I do plenty of crafting! But it's the new stuff, and you all know what I'm talking about! I'll see something someone else has done or out of practically nothing, made something beautiful! I know I can do it, I really do, so why don't I? Self doubt!
Well, I met a new friend several months ago, and she's a friend to everyone that knows her, Cindy Adkins! If you don't know her, you really should take time to meet her! She's fantastic. I've read a some of her books, and believe me ~ they leave an impact! After reading her book "Mixed Media Art: Living Your Passion" I did get bold and tried doing something I hadn't done before - and I'd like to share it with you!
St. Francis de Sales
I've also read Cindy's Angel Book, taken some of her seminars. She's amazing - you really must find out for yourself.
But, back to my art project I lovingly call - ANGEL -
I added some rose and pearls, a bit of glitter and leaves, tea dyed cheesecloth. Something new for me, I added 4 layers of UTEE to the chip board letters, more inks, I also used the Angel as the A! A few more roses, pearls, glitter, leaves ~ oh ~ the most important item of all ~ the Angel Prayer Card!
Thanks for taking a peek at my Angel project. I loved having the inner artist in me escape and run free! And, I'm going to be doing this a lot more often! I had a ton of fun making this piece, and it holds a great deal of sentiment for me. The most important thing I learned - I can do it! If I mess up, what the heck, just start over! I had a blast! I did something new!
As we get closer to the beginning of a brand new year, are you setting goals? Resolutions? Making a list of accomplishments you want to reach? My list is growing and growing!